Trump Dismantles Obama Era ‘Climate Change’ Policies

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The move drew swift backlash from a coalition of 23 states and local governments, as well as environmental groups, which called the decree a threat to public health and vowed to fight it in court.

The order’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants – a key factor in the United States’ ability to meet its commitments under a climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015.

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1 Comment on Trump Dismantles Obama Era ‘Climate Change’ Policies

  1. Bravo for Trumps dismantling of Dems ridiculous “climate change” craziness. It’s almost sad that all the scared millennial fools will not be vanishing from the earth as they think. lol

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