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        Coal and the Clean Power Plan | War on the EPA

        Learn how the coal industry played an influential part in the 2017 rollback of environmental regulations under EPA head Scott Pruitt and President Trump, in these videos excerpted from FRONTLINE: War on the EPA. When President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan in 2015, which he had created by executive order, coal baron Bob Murray joined forces with then Attorney General of Oklahoma Scott Pruitt and others to sue the EPA for regulatory overreach. After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, the opponents of the Clean Power Plan pushed for its repeal. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

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        President Obama's EPA and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

        Feeling threatened by the enforcement of antipollution laws, the energy sector pushes back.

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        Obama Signs the Clean Power Plan

        President Barack Obama instructs the EPA to enforce pollution standards for power plants, without the endorsement of the Republican-led Congress.

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        The Coal Industry and State Attorneys General Join Forces

        Coal baron Bob Murray and Republican state attorneys general decide to sue the EPA to stop the Clean Power Plan.

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        Candidate Trump and the Coal Industry

        Bob Murray reaches out to presidential candidate Donald Trump to forge a political alliance

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        New EPA Head Scott Pruitt Rules on the Clean Power Plan

        Scott Pruitt, Trump's newly appointed EPA administrator, signs a measure that would lead to the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

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