Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions
- Author: Darren Santiago Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 1:24
The governors of California and NY said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry.
Trump's order on Tuesday raised worldwide concerns on whether the United States will do its bit to fight global warming.
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) slammed President Donald Trump's plan to prioritize job creation over climate change regulations on CNN.
In other words, one of the world's most profitable companies - one which spent decades funding climate change denialism despite knowing that its business model endangered the entire planet - likes the agreement because it sidestepped efforts to hold those largely responsible for the climate crisis accountable to its victims.
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Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, facing re-election in Wisconsin next year, also opposes the nomination, a spokesman said. The speakers included the father of an autistic boy whom Gorsuch ruled against.
Prominent environmental groups have vowed to sue the government for removing the rules, which the White House says prevent job oil growth in the oil and gas sector. The bill further repeals at least six Obama-era executive orders aimed at addressing global warming. China responded Wednesday, reaffirming its commitment to investing in clean energy and honouring the Paris Agreement, an global accord to tackle climate change with progressively more stringent carbon emissions goals. "The Clean Power Plan is a common-sense standard on carbon pollution that gives states and the utility industry tremendous flexibility to cut carbon pollution at the lowest cost possible". Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax" invented by the Chinese, said during his campaign that he would kill Obama's climate plans and bring back coal jobs. Carbon dioxide and methane are two of the main greenhouse gases blamed by scientists for heating the earth.
One U.S. Senator from West Virginia says she stands behind President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Independence.
"I am going to lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities", President Trump wrote.
The Interior Department previous year placed a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands to review the climate change impacts of burning the fuel and whether taxpayers were getting a fair return. To add insult to injury, the newly appointed head, Scott Pruitt, has actually sued the Environmental Protection Agency...14 times. We will show the nation what can be achieved by working together to solve the challenges facing our people, our economy, and our environment.