Ben Geman Mar 28, 2017
Trump's big climate change splash
Today at the EPA President Trump is acting on a pledge to unravel several parts of the Obama-era climate change push. He'll sign an executive order that will:
- Begin undoing the EPA Clean Power Plan than mandates cuts in carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- Undo several policies that wove climate change into federal decision-making, such as the Obama administration's tally of a metric called the social cost of carbon, and a White House directive that agencies factor climate change into a range of permitting decisions.
- End an Interior Department policy that froze issuance of new coal leases on federal lands.
- Reconsider EPA and Interior rules that govern oil-and-gas development.
- Make several other policy changes, which we describe here.