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Letter to the editor

(11/02/17 4:56pm)

On Oct. 9, the Trump administration announced its decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The CPP was one of the most important measures the U.S. has taken against carbon pollution, which is why its rejection represents a severe threat to both the climate and human health. Finalized by the Obama administration in 2015, the CPP would have cut U.S. carbon emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. It would have given each state the flexibility to meet its carbon reduction goals with options such as switching from coal to natural gas or building new renewable energy infrastructure.