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Trump Administration Kills Climate Plan With No Replacement

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While wildfires rampage California's wine country, areas of Houston are still flooded, and Puerto Rico is still grappling with heavy damage, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced plans to repeal the United States’ only major policy that exists to combat climate change. The Clean Power Plan ― Obama-era regulations aimed at decreasing emissions from coal-fired power plants and boosting renewable energy production ― has been blocked by the Supreme Court since February 2016. On Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt released a proposal to eliminate the policy without a replacement. Scientists say the frequency and severity of the natural disasters in the past month are linked to rising global temperatures.

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