Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures – The Guardian NewsPaper

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US President Donald Trump (2nd L) shakes hands with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt (C) before signing the Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC, March 28, 2017, with Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R). President Donald Trump claimed an end to the “war on coal” Tuesday, as he moved to roll back climate protections enacted by predecessor Barack Obama. PHOTO: JIM WATSON / AFP

President Donald Trump declared the end of a “war on coal” Tuesday, as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

Following through on an election promise, Trump signed an order to review some of his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate legacy, declaring an end to “job-killing regulations.”

In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, he ordered a review of emission limits for coal-fired power plants and eased up restrictions on federal leasing for coal production.

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