Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Trump order on Obama’s climate rule ‘unlikely’ this week

President Trump’s executive order to begin repealing former President Barack Obama’s main climate change rule is "unlikely" to be signed this week, according to a White House official. The order is expected to instruct Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to start the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, fulfilling a key campaign promise Trump made. Trump’s order is also expected to instruct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to undo the Obama administration’s moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land...more

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