Trump Ditches Clean Power Plan: What It Means for Science & Health

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump will dismantle the Clean Power Plan.

President Donald Trump giving a speech before he signed the Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters on March 28 in Washington, DC. From left to right: Vice President Mike Pence; the President; EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt; US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke; and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.  Credit: Ron Sach-Pool/Getty Images

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (March 28) that dismantles the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era regulation that would have set limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants from power plants.

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