Donald Trump Poised To Lift Federal Coal Ban, Other Green Rules: White House


Donald Trump Poised To Lift Federal Coal Ban, Other Green Rules: White House

US President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing states to cut carbon emissions, in an executive order as soon as next week, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress are seeking to unravel former Democratic President Barack Obama’s initiatives to combat global climate change, which they say are costly for US business and have hampered drilling and mining without providing any clear benefits.

“Rescinding the federal coal leasing moratorium is part of that executive order, which has lots of different components, including the Clean Power Plan,” the White House official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. The official said the order was scheduled to come next week. Read More…

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