by Evan Wilt
Posted 10/09/17, 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON—Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday he plans to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era edict to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan required states to meet certain benchmarks for carbon emission reductions. The plan also included an incentive for states that proactively worked on renewable energy initiatives. President Barack Obama unveiled the rule in 2015 and predicted it would prevent thousands of premature deaths and reduce asthma attacks in children.