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September 12, 2017

Trump halts pollution controls at Utah plants

  • The coal plant controls were aimed at reducing haze near Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Utah.
    Associated Press

    SALT LAKE CITY — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump's administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah's oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks.

    The development marks a reversal for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which last year under Barack Obama unveiled the rules and defended itself in a lawsuit brought by Utah and Rocky Mountain Power.

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