Trump sweeps away Obama climate change plan

02 April 2017, 01:29 | Andres Norman

Trump sweeps away Obama climate change plan

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

But they believe efforts to revive fossil fuels ultimately will fail because many states and industries already have been embracing renewable energy and natural gas.

On Wednesday, the senator posted a scathing tweet about the president in response to Exxon's manager for environmental policy, Peter Trelenberg, who asked Trump to keep the U.S.as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Earlier this week, President Trump pledged to end the "war on coal" by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels USA states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

President Obama put the Clean Power Plan into effect with an executive order in 2015.

Delhi-based think-tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said the move could potentially sound the death- knell to the Paris Agreement as the USA would certainly fail to meet its commitments of cutting carbon emissions. But, will the state's far-right, wildly unpopular Governor Sam Brownback sign the bill meant to help some 180,000 Kansans obtain access to health care - even with the federal legislation footing the bill for nearly all of it?

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If the Clean Power Plan does survive the legal challenge, Trump's executive order doesn't change anything with the plan right away.

"I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations", President Trump said Tuesday.

The US is, at present, the second largest coal consumer in the world after China.

Ringel said PSE wouldn't be affected by the Clean Power Plan one way or the other. She helped former President Barack Obama forge the rule that Trump eliminated. Curbing emissions from coal-fired power plants was a pillar of America's commitment to cut carbon emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025. We don't hold it against him that he is doing what he promised - all in his power to help both miners and other Americans who rely on affordable electricity generated from coal. "We owe it to future generations to build on the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change". But 75 United States city mayors aren't letting Trump stand in the way of their climate action. My administration is putting an end to the war on coal.



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