Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

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

"We're going to go in a different direction", a senior White House official told reporters ahead of Tuesday's order.

In his address, Trump said his measures would start a new energy revolution.

"I suggested that (Trump) temper his expectations", he said.

The Trump administration has pledged to do what it can to keep U.S. gas production high, a goal that analysts say will in itself limit coal's reach.

But coal is dying as a major energy source in the United States for reasons far beyond the reach of executive orders.

Coal, the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution, has been in decline in recent years, as tens of thousands of miners and power-plant employees have lost their jobs due to market competition and gross overregulation. "[It's] good for the business, our shareholders, and customers; if ultimately we are able to positively impact the environment in the process, that's a win too".

The surprise came on Wednesday as it emerged that Trump's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan - which makes it "virtually impossible for the U.S.to fulfill its commitment to the historic 2015 climate agreement - went against the advice of even the world's largest oil company, ExxonMobile".

Donald Trump's at-least-partially vindictive move to undo Barack Obama's climate change legacy will not only destroy one of his predecessor's key achievements in office - it also threatens to derail the worldwide fight against global warming.

The Trump administration has not said whether it will pull out of the Paris deal.

"We are willing to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the worldwide community to advance the global process of climate governance and promote the green, low-carbon and sustainable development so as to build a better future for next generations", he said.

However, it still remains unclear whether Trump will be able to do so as environmentalists believe most of these moves will certainly end in court.

"It's a senseless betrayal of our national interests", Natural Resources Defence Council president Rhea Suh said.

Trump will sign the order at the EPA with the agency's Administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday afternoon. "Reliable, affordable energy is critical to Kentucky's manufacturing economy, and the Clean Power Plan and other related rules place Kentucky at an economic disadvantage".

But in 2007 Exxon admitted publicly that climate change poses risks and said it's responsible to begin working on ways to reduce emissions. "We are committed to repealing regulations that hurt jobs and drive up the cost of energy", he said.

Days before Trump took charge, the Obama administration sent $500 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which the current President has refused to contribute to.

Earlier he had singed an executive order to bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US.

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