Trump Expected to Roll Back Obama Climate Initiatives Despite Easing of ‘Hoax’ Rhetoric

Miami Herald discusses Trump’s potential request for a remand of the Clean Power Plan with William Yeatman. 

Upon Trump’s taking office, one of the most noticeable change was the elimination from the White House website of references to climate change. Trump’s next target, as soon as Monday, is likely to be the Clean Power Plan, a centerpiece of Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Trump is expected to ask a federal court for a “voluntary remand” on a lawsuit filed against the Clean Power Plan by industries and states, said William Yeatman, a senior fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank with close ties to the Trump administration.

Such a remand would delay the possibility of a court ruling upholding the regulations and give the Trump administration time to revise them. “I’d expect that to happen immediately . . . at least in the next few days,” said Yeatman, whose organization includes Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic Trump appointed to lead his environmental transition team.

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