Foreseeable Yet Lamentable: Pruitt’s Attack on Carbon Restrictions

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By Daniel Farber, Center for Progressive Reform Few things were more foreseeable than the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The administration was never going to leave in place a regulation that disfavored coal and promoted the use of renewable energy in...
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Trump and Pruitt Cooking the Books with Clean Power Plan Repeal

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By Andres Restrepo, Sierra Club Today, Donald Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced their intention to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s landmark program to cut dangerous climate-disrupting carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants. We’ve also...
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Trump EPA’s Scientific Fraud on Deadly Air Pollution

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By John Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and deny Americans annual health benefits that include avoiding 3,600 premature deaths; 90,000 asthma attacks in children; 1,700 hospital...
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Pruitt Cooks the Books to Hide Clean Power Plan Benefits

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By Kevin Steinberger and Starla Yeh, Natural Resources Defense Council In our last post, we covered how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt fiddled with the accounts to inflate the costs of the Clean Power Plan, when in reality the rule is achievable at even lower cost than the EPA originally...
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Amidst Climate Disasters, Trump and Pruitt Scrap Clean Power Plan

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By Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice After two brutal category 5 storms in a row, Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have taken an unprecedented beating. They are still living without clean water, electricity, phone or internet, or reliable access to food, medicine and help. In the...
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Cooking the Books

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By Liz Perera, Sierra Club The Clean Power Plan protects the health of all Americans. Now that a date for its repeal has been officially announced, we are also learning about the crooked strategy this administration has employed to demolish this common-sense policy. Last week, Politico reported...
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Why We Need the Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council After three straight years of record-breaking heat, a devastating trio of hurricanes, and the costliest wildfire season ever, you’d think now might be a good time to step up commonsense national action to fight the growing perils and soaring costs...
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Trump Administration Turns Its Back on Broad, Bipartisan Support for the Clean Power Plan

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By Grace McRae, Sierra Club The Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Clean Power Plan is as wrong as it is unpopular. Earlier today, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt officially announced that he will sign an order to gut the Clean Power Plan (CPP) tomorrow, October 10. As the...
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