EPA Gives Green Light to Coal-Fired Power Plants

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SEATTLE -- Environmental groups and public health advocates are denouncing a decision by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to put an end to the Clean Power Plan. The plan was a signature policy of the Obama administration designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

On Tuesday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to declare that the rule broke federal law by setting standards that power plants can't meet. He says he's ending what he calls a "war on coal." Repealing the plan was one of Mr. Trump's big campaign promises.

On the KOMO Midday News, Bruce Speight, executive director of Environment Washington, said the policy change will have a number of negative effects. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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