Trump extends lifetime of coal plants

With a new proposal, the US Environmental Protection Agency will extend the lifespan of hundreds of coal power stations in the US. The proposal has been expected since Trump became president.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new proposal which will weaken regulation of coal plants and which could extend operations on the plants, reports industry media Recharge.

The proposal from the US Environmental Protection Agency has been awaited since Donald Trump became president in January 2018, and the proposal replaces the existing Clean Power Plan adopted under predecessor President Barrack Obama with the aim of reducing US greenhouse gas emissions.

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