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How the “War on the EPA” Was Waged | FRONTLINE

On Tuesday, the Trump administration took a formal step towards repealing the Clean Power Plan. To anyone following Trump’s vow to end what he described as “the war on coal” — and the ascent of his EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt — the move shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

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As President Trump and Pruitt take steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of how this major reversal and other environmental policy rollbacks happened. In this excerpt from “War on the EPA,” go inside the day Trump began rolling back the Clean Power Plan.

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