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00:00:01
>> President Trump's push to sweep away the policies of his predecessor Barrack Obama hitting high gear. Reuters learning the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming days will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Obama's effort to fight climate change. Energy reporter Valerie Volcovici is on the story.
00:00:19
The Clean Power Plan was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by about 30%, 32% by 2030. The plan would have given each state the flexibility to design its own method of cutting those emissions from their powerplants. And every state had their own target.>> This proposed rule repeal coming after Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Accords, infuriating other world leaders.
00:00:48
>> The EPA will essentially repeal the Obama designed regulation that targeted power plants. And will launch its own process to get input from stakeholders on what to do next. And that process could drag out for a very long time.>> Trump has expressed doubts about the science of climate change, claiming Obama's climate policies have hurt the coal mining and oil drilling industries.
00:01:13
>> Trump is interested in an America first energy policy, so pushing American energy exports with as few as restrictions as possible. He equates more energy production with more jobs in some of the states where he was very popular. So he is sending a signal to his core voters, that he's looking out for them.
00:01:34
>> Sources say the plan to repeal and replace the Clean Power Plan could come by the end of the week.