Environment & Energy Report

Executive Order on Clean Power Plan Next Week, Per White House

March 1, 2017, 10:10 PM

President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order instructing the EPA to begin re-doing the Clean Power Plan and overturn a federal moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands next week, White House spokeswoman Kelly Love said in an email.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, an opponent of the Clean Power Plan, had suggested an executive order directing the agency to begin the work to rescind the carbon dioxide emissions limits on power plants was imminent during a recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

“We have to send a message across the country that...

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