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EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has replaced a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. The move completes one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler has signed a replacement rule that instead gives states leeway in deciding whether to require efficiency upgrades at existing coal plants.

Pilots criticize Boeing for

mistakes on its grounded jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline union leaders and a famed former airline pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so that pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that any U.S. pilots practiced handling a specific malfunction until it happened on two Max jets that crashed, killing 346 people.