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US environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate plan

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In this file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump and follows his decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Oct. 11, 2017) — The head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency signed on Tuesday, October 10, a draft decision to roll back Obama-era measures to counter climate change. Continue reading US environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate plan

Climate deal will live on, despite US blow

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US CLIMATE POLICY. Smoke stacks of the Ravenswood Generating Station, which uses natural gas, fuel oil and kerosene to power its boilers, in Long Island City, New York, USA, 03 August 2015. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA
The US Supreme Court temporarily freezes the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which is at the heart of Washington’s commitments under the Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 13, 2016) — In freezing President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle carbon emissions, the US Supreme Court delivered a blow to a global climate deal – but experts say that US commitments to the deal will survive.

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