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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump May Have To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Another Obama Policy — The Clean Power Plan

As President Donald Trump and lawmakers struggle to reform the Affordable Care Act, there may be another Obama-era policy the administration needs to “repeal and replace” — the Clean Power Plan.

Trump has pledged to roll back President Barack Obama’s “Climate Action Plan,” which includes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) that requires states to find ways to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

After Trump repeals the CPP, however, some argue he will legally be required to replace it with something else.

“I think that they’ll have to, by law,” former EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe told E&E News in an interview Monday. “So, if they withdraw the Clean Power Plan, there will undoubtedly be legal actions taken to force some other replacement activity.”


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