April 28, 2017 / 2:38 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. appeals court grants Trump request to put hold on climate regulations case

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations known as the Clean Power Plan in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.

Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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