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EPA to hold hearing on climate plan repeal in West Virginia

November 2, 2017
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will hold a public hearing on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions in a state that depends on coal mining.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will take comments on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia, on Nov. 28 and 29.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency wants to hear from those in "the heart of coal country" because they were most affected by the plan, which sought to ratchet back emissions from coal-fired power plants. Pruitt questions the consensus of climate scientists that the burning of fossil fuels is the primary cause of global warming.

EPA will also accept written comments about the proposed repeal through mid-January.

 
 
 

 

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