Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is preparing a plan to give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

The Environmental Protect Agency says states will be given guidelines for setting performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants.

A summary of the plan and people familiar with it tell The Associated Press that the administration also will let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades.

The plan is rolling back President Barack Obama’s effort to slow global warming, which restricted greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Details of the plan are being released Tuesday morning, and President Donald Trump is expected to promote the new policy during a trip Tuesday evening to Charleston, West Virginia.

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