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White House to withdraw Obama-era Clean Power Plan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that the White House will withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era strategy that set national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Pruitt indicated he will sign the proposal to repeal the plan Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

"It was not about regulating to make things regular," Pruitt said of the CPP. "It was about regulating to pick winners and losers."

Instituted by former President Barack Obama in 2015, the CPP aimed to reduce carbon dioxide pollution, but the Trump administration sees the emissions standards as a job-killer that cost consumers billions, Politico reports.