Trump To Cancel Obama Policies Aimed At Paris Climate Pledge
Investor’s Business Daily discusses President Trump’s Executive Order withdrawing from Obama administration climate policies with Myron Ebell.
The news was cheered by some conservatives who have been pushing Trump to go even further in stripping climate regulations from the rule books, including by undoing the EPA’s landmark declaration that greenhouse gas emissions jeopardize the public health and welfare. That 2009 endangerment finding served as the underpinning for later EPA carbon rules.
Myron Ebell, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, cast Trump’s executive order as a good start.
“It takes the necessary first steps in undoing President Obama’s energy-rationing agenda,” Ebell said by email. “Of course, there is more work to be done down the road, most importantly withdrawing from the Paris climate treaty and reopening the endangerment finding.”
The Trump administration hasn’t said if the U.S. will remain a part of the 2015 Paris climate accord — despite the president’s campaign pledges to rip up the deal that set broad, nonbinding carbon-cutting targets for the U.S. and nearly 200 other countries. Whether the U.S. remains in the pact is still under discussion, according to the senior White House official.
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