President Donald Trump signed on 28 March 2017 an executive order to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming as a move pro-growth and pro-environment. According to him, the Paris Climate Accord is a “bad deal” and the Obama-era standards on auto emissions have been counter-helpful to the environment.
The move is against the Obama’s clean power plan which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants; thus, not making sure to have a pro-growth approach to how the new administration does regulation. Trump’s staff does not believe the release of carbon dioxide pushes global temperatures upward.
In this sense, it is necessary to interrupt the aim to cut emissions of CO2 and other substances, to bring back coal mining jobs so as to reduce the cost of electricity. It is possible to be pro-jobs and pro-environment, without an anti-fossil fuel strategy as the Obama one; his power plan has killed jobs across the United States.
Lastly, President Trump will cancel the Paris Climate Accord as soon as possible. It favors China and India, the largest producers of CO2 internationally, and penalizes the United States. Trump’s administration will operate within the framework of the Clean Air Act, but he has to think to “America, first.”
The gLAWcal Team
Monday, 27 March 2017
(source: the Guardian)