Economy Trump plan scales back Obama''s coal emissions standards Updated : August 21, 2018 11:29 PM IST The Environmental Protection Agency called the Obama-era regulations on coal power plants "overly prescriptive and burdensome." The Trump administration plan broadly increases the leeway given states to decide how and how much to regulate coal power plants. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.