Environmentalists decry ‘embarrassing’ order to review Obama’s clean power plan and other regulations, as White House claims victory for coal industry
As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt touts a new executive order attacking the Clean Power Plan, new Sierra Club analysis of Department of Energy 2017 jobs data across the energy sector makes it clear that the sector Pruitt and Trump will be attacking — clean energy — employs far more American workers than the fossil fuel industry.
oday, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.
Fossil fuels to the fore as president signs orders to review clean power plan, lift ban on coal leases and discard expert thinking on true cost of carbon emissions
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order this week scrapping Obama cuts in power plant emissions.
In approving the pipeline, the State Department ignored its own previous environmental analyses concluding the pipeline would be a disaster for the climate and is not in the national interest.
Celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking, a vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, said Trump’s environmental policies are particularly concerning, going so far as to call for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief, to be replaced.
A G20 official taking part in the annual meeting told Reuters that efforts by this year’s German leadership to keep climate funding in the statement had hit a wall.
The Trump administration has proposed massive cuts to discretionary federal spending. This is apparently what chief strategist Steve Bannon meant when he recently called for the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”
President Donald Trump’s proposal would significantly boost defense spending and offset the increase with cuts in funding for, among other things, foreign aid and the agency responsible for enforcing environmental regulations.