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Trump Ends Obama’s ‘Environmental Policy’

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:44
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• The former president sought to limit the amount of carbon emissions in the name of saving the world from catastrophic climate change. • Obama warned that he would end coal production with the stroke of his pen. Climate is not changing, it is being changed to accommodate the decarbonisation policy that intends to drastically reduce industrial production and cause greater unemployment all around the world and to prevent developing nations from being energy independent. These are some of the reasons why Donald Trump supports the dismantling of the so-called environmental policy imposed by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The White House wants to put the United States in a “very different” direction and abandon the policies that sought to limit energy independence. Trump’s decision is seen as a historic step in the fight against globalism and shows that he is willing to walk the other way because his priorities are very different from those sponsored by his predecessor. The current US president is also considering whether the US should remain in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which seeks to follow up on the process of deindustrializing the West and preventing the development of third world nations. According to the White House, the “Executive Order of Energy Independence” has the objective of eliminating the Climate Action Plan, which cut emissions of gaseous pollutants produced by the coal sector. The decision will limit the US goal of meeting commitments made in the Paris pact, ratified last year by a total of 195 countries. The Environmental Protection Agency will be responsible for drafting new regulations for fossil-fueled power plants such as coal. The current limits had been set by Obama with the aim of reducing emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Despite being one of the decisions with the greatest impact, its entry into force was not immediate. Trump will also commission a review of the Clean Energy Plan, a directive of his predecessor that imposed specific restrictions on power plants. “We can respond to climate change without damaging the economy thanks to clean coal, nuclear energy and even renewables,” said a special adviser to the president on environmental policy. The White House argues that the Obama administration led a “war on coal” and “devalued workers” with its policies. “The president believes that much of that regulation did not help the industry.” According to the consultant, limits to pollutant emissions prevent job creation and harm the economy. The aim of the Trump decree is to restore the country’s “energy independence” and “to implement policies that do not endanger the economy.” The new executive order includes the elimination of several moratoria imposed by the previous administration, as well as the opening of a study period to determine if pollution restrictions are necessary. The Trump directive also indicates that government agencies will no longer be required to consider the environmental consequences of their regulations, lift a moratorium on permits for coal holdings on federal lands, promote the exploitation of gas and oil on federal territory, and eliminate limits to the controversial technique of fracking. The White House says that “there is no obligation” to regulate emissions of polluting plants and that its priority mission is economic growth. The Republican Administration asserts that current policies must be “reviewed, improved and updated in line with the president’s priorities.” Several government agencies will study the plan for restrictions on power plants and their findings, the White House said, will serve as a basis for Trump’s environmental policies in the future. Obama’s plan to cut emissions from power plants never came into effect. A total of 28 States sued the Environmental Protection Agency on the initiative of Scott Pruitt, its current director, on the grounds that it had exceeded its powers and made it difficult to create jobs. The Republican leader’s decision was expected both from his election promises and the decisions he has made since his first day in the White House. Trump chose Pruitt as responsible for environmental policy. Pruitt, who has shared his skepticism about the role of man in climate change is now the person who, to a large extent, will determine what road the new administration will follow on everything related to the environment. The president, for his part, plans to cut a third of the agency’s budget and has appointed the former president of Exxon Mobil, the country’s largest oil company, as Secretary of state, a decision that has left leaning conspiracy theorists going mad.

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