President Trump to undo Obama-era pollution initiatives, according to EPA Administrator


US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CNN) — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Sunday that President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that will begin to undo the “Clean Power Plan,” a major initiative of the Obama administration to deal with climate change by reducing carbon pollution from power plants.

The EPA plan has set national standards to address carbon pollution from power plants by significantly cutting carbon emissions. It also has sought to reduce coal’s share of the nation’s power generation. The plan was halted by the Supreme Court last year.

Pruitt made his comments in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”

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