President Trump to Dismantle Obama’s Climate Change Agenda

Throughout the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to repeal much of Barack Obama’s liberal legacy, including many of the job-killing regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

President Trump’s opposition to the rogue EPA and its left-wing agenda was on full display after he nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the agency. Pruitt, who has since been confirmed, has been a sharp critic of the EPA, and routinely went to court to challenge the agency’s unconstitutional regulations that hurt this nation’s economy.

Well, President Trump is at it again, and is planning to dismantle Barack Obama’s climate and water rules through executive action, fulfilling yet another campaign promise.

From The Washington Post:

One executive order — which the Trump administration will couch as reducing U.S. dependence on other countries for energy — will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities. It also instructs the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.

A second order will instruct the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to revamp a 2015 rule, known as the Waters of the United States rule, that applies to 60 percent of the water bodies in the country. That regulation was issued under the 1972 Clean Water Act, which gives the federal government authority over not only major water bodies but also the wetlands, rivers and streams that feed into them. It affects development as well as some farming operations on the grounds that these activities could pollute the smaller or intermittent bodies of water that flow into major ones.

Last week, President Trump signed a key piece of legislation that reversed an Obama-era policy attacking America’s coal industry. Trump called the Obama legislation “another terrible job killing rule” and stressed that reversing the rule would save “many thousands [of] American jobs, especially in the mines, which, I have been promising you – the mines are a big deal.”

Unlike Barack Obama, President Trump has committed himself to rebuilding the American economy and to bring jobs back home. Many of the regulations imposed on America’s economy by the Obama administration have significantly hindered job growth, and President Trump’s reversal of Obama’s climate change agenda is an important start in helping to save American jobs.

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