Administrator Pruitt announced the EPA will repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) by issuing a proposed rule arguing the climate policy exceeds the agency’s statutory authority. Designed to reduce power plant emissions 32% below 2005 levels by 2030, the CPP has never actually been implemented due to ongoing legal challenges. Regardless, utilities are reportedly close to achieving the CPP’s 2030 emissions goal due to various factors, including the falling cost of renewables and fuel switching to cleaner natural gas.

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