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Trump victory puts Clean Power Plan implementation in doubt

With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, the outlook for U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan is dim. President Trump is likely to rescind the power-sector climate rule or decline to enforce it, and the courts could still strike the regulation down. Click on a state above to see how states and companies had planned for greenhouse gas standards.

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Energy discussions live on as EPA rule faces death

If there's an enduring upside to U.S. EPA's doomed Clean Power Plan, it's that it spurred some much-needed discussions about energy on the state level, says Brian Murray, director for economic analysis at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

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Ivanka and Jared saved the Paris Agreement — for now

White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say yesterday if President Trump remains committed to withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The suggestion of a shift in position comes after Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, two close advisers to the president, worked to remove references to the global climate deal from a new executive order, according to a source.


Emails hang over Pruitt message to EPA staff

Staff from the Oklahoma attorney general's office began turning over thousands of documents related to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's contacts with oil, gas and coal groups during his tenure as the state's top lawyer. Last night, by court order, the Center for Media and Democracy received a disc with 7,500 pages of emails and public documents that it has been requesting from Pruitt's office for two years.


Okla. removes Pruitt from lawsuit

A few hours after Scott Pruitt addressed employees in his first speech as U.S. EPA chief, the state of Oklahoma asked the federal court hearing the case over the Obama administration's landmark climate change rule to remove him from the litigation.

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