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Takeaways from EPA's move to kill the Clean Power Plan

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has said the CPP climate rule exceeded Barack Obama's authority. Photo: Sue Ogrocki / AP

The Environmental Protection Agency finally unveiled its proposal to nix the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a 2015 rule — which never took effect — that would have mandated cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.

Between the lines: The CPP is the most closely watched of the Obama-era climate rules, but it probably gets more attention than it deserves when it comes to the total U.S. emissions picture.