Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers

Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers

"There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change", Obama said. Just one said it would prolong the life of some of its older coal-fired power units. Climate-change deniers have taken the castle. Obama pledged that under the Clean Power Plan for shutting coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms, the United States would cut its emissions by about 26 per cent from 2005 levels by 2025.

In the past, Trump termed climate change "a hoax", but the Q Poll found that 76 percent of voters surveyed disagreed compared to just 19 percent who supported that claim. To meet the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement the United States needs to achieve a 13% decrease in emissions on 2014 levels.

The president promised to bring back coal-industry jobs. It will help some miners and many consumers of electricity.

New Jersey also has a clear path to reaching its goals. The order specifically aims to end Obama-era carbon-emissions standards, restart federal coal leasing, and remove the requirement that federal officials make policy decisions with climate change in mind. The administration is also rolling back a proposal to provide aid to states and reward early compliance with the plan. Ryan Zinke, head of the department of the interior, consistently voted in favor of legislation that allowed oil and gas drilling on federal lands during his tenure as Montana congressman. Our ministry continues to work with our stakeholders to look for ways to continue to press ahead with our climate change agenda. In November 2012, Trump posted on Twitter saying global warming was created by the Chinese to "make USA manufacturing non-competitive".

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Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp. have urged the White House to use the pact to promote "clean coal" technology, according to news reports. They say utilities have little incentive to burn coal and neither do many countries that could import US coal. It's the cost per kilowatt-hour of electricity that matters, and coal has simply been overtaken by cheaper forms of energy. The moratorium on the leasing of federally controlled coal was created to keep America's largest source of coal firmly in the ground.

West Virginia's coal communities saw the CPP for exactly what it was: a thinly-veiled assault on their livelihood -and one that would cripple an already reeling industry while providing little environmental benefit. Wind, solar, and biofuel development have been good to our state, but the game is shifting to China as investments there move away from coal due to severe air quality problems - and rational climate policies. But we could certainly do much better if the Administration softened its opposition-even if it never fully embraces the cause.

Trump's efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan will nearly certainly face court challenges from some states and environmental groups.