American mayors affirm climate goals even after Trump executive order

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Politico reports that during a meeting on Tuesday, "a supervisor at the Energy Department's worldwide climate office told staff.not to use the phrases "climate change", "emissions reduction" or "Paris Agreement" in written memos, briefings or other written communication".

But having said that, there is still the issue that our largest trading partner is our largest trading partner, even if it is, on the issue of climate change at least, led by an ignoramus. But the EPA's own analysis showed they would reduce potential future global warming only by 0.019 degrees C by 2100 - an amount too small to be accurately measured by even the most sophisticated scientific equipment. Environmental Protection Agency. If it goes to court, the Trump administration would be trying to overturn case law.

A coalition of 16 states and the District of Columbia said they will oppose any effort to withdraw the plan or seek dismissal of a pending legal case, while environmental advocates said they're also ready to step in to defend environmental laws if the US government does not. Trump's executive order will do nothing to save these plants.

In an executive order and a budget proposal, Trump has moved to peel back national policies created to lower U.S. carbon emissions and meet greenhouse gas reduction pledges under the 196-nation UN Paris climate treaty.

Energy experts say technology and other market forces, not federal policies, have eliminated coal-mining jobs and pushed America away from coal toward cleaner sources of energy.

The latest head-in-the-sand move by the Trump administration is part of an overarching effort by Republicans to spin man-made climate change - which 97 percent of scientists agree is happening - as an issue of debate. But Riley said scrapping the Clean Power Plan wouldn't directly affect the two aging coal plants, which he predicted would reach the end of their useful life within a decade anyway. "We regret the fact that the president is trying to dial back history, but it's not going to happen". "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", he said in a 2012 tweet. Morrisey said he thinks the president's action can help his state's hard-hit mining industry rebound.

President Obama all but declared a war on coal.

Kelly said the lack of consistency poses an economic challenges to the energy companies. It's a new coal power plant, built from the ground up.

Robert Murray, chairman of Murray Energy - the nation's largest coal producer with mines in West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Utah - embraced Trump's decision. The Sierra Club says that in recent years some 250 coal plants have been retired or are preparing for retirement. Roughly 41 percent of US coal production comes from public lands, providing a major source of electricity generation nationwide. "I suggested that [Trump] temper his expectations. We will share best practices with other states, and work with them to mitigate the damaging impacts of the President's unsafe and divisive policies".

Today, the solar industry employs more people than the coal industry, a disparity that will only grow over time.

"This executive order will not bring back the coal industry".

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