Trump administration ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants set by Obama

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The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow what is commonly accepted as global warming.

A new move by the Trump administration is expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The plan would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades.

Combined with a planned rollback of car-mileage standards, the plan represents a significant retreat from Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, which President Trump has deemed a hoax on multiple occasions.

President Donald Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry.

The plan is to be announced in the coming days.