Gina McCarthy

Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan: 'The war on coal is over'

Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan: 'The war on coal is over'

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, "The war against coal is over."

Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday.

"Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I'll be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule," Pruitt said.

A 43-page draft of the proposal, which was obtained by The...