Trump's EPA Weaken Obama Power Plant Rules

The Trump administration has proposed replacing a signature Obama-era climate policies.

Reuters reports the change would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants.

The move prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

The EPA proposal would require states to submit plans for improving efficiency of coal-fired power plants.

The federal government will set carbon emission guidelines.

States will have the leeway to set less-stringent standards.

The rule also could allow power plant owners to sidestep costly permits for those improvements.

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