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Another executive order.


White House video still of President Trump signing the "Energy Independence Executive Order."

On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump, flanked by a smiling EPA head Scott Pruitt (left of Trump), and surrounded by a smiling group of coal industry executives and miners, signed an executive order to, among other things, roll back President Obama's EPA Clean Power Plan, an initiative to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and increase renewable energy, and energy conservation.

Keeping his promise to put energy jobs ahead of environmental concerns, Trump's order calls for the "immediate review of all agency actions that potentially burden the safe, efficient development of domestic energy resources," and to "take lawful action to suspend, revise, or rescind, as appropriate and consistent with law, the "legal memorandum accompanying the Clean Power Plan for certain issues, which was published in conjunction with the Clean Power Plan."

According to data from the Yale Program on Climate Communication, 69% of U.S. adults per congressional district support strict CO2 limits on existing coal-fired power plants.

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February 17, 2019, 11:19 pm PST

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