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EPA Chief Expects New Coal-Fired Plants to Open

EPA Chief Expects New Coal-Fired Plants to Open
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler (AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:32 PM

The Trump administration expects new coal-fired power plants to open as a result of a major new regulatory change.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday he expects that increase in coal plants as a result of the repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Wheeler spoke to reporters after signing the final version of the repeal.

The Obama-era plan sought to fight climate change by prodding coal-fired power plants out of the nation's electrical grid.

Wheeler says the administration's repeal will lead investors to put money into more coal plants.

U.S. coal-plant closings have reached near record numbers in recent years owing to competition from cheaper natural gas and renewable energ

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