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Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Eliminating the EPA requires congressional approval and would likely face a filibuster.

November 29, 2016   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON ¬— Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

But delivering on campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and bring back long-gone coal mining jobs will likely prove more difficult for the new president.

Once in office, Trump plans to stop defending the Clean Power Plan and other recent Obama-era regulations targeted by legal challenges filed by Republican-led states and the fossil fuel industry. Trump also has said he would “cancel” the Paris climate accord.

As a legal matter, Trump can’t simply get rid of the EPA. Though established in 1970 by President Richard Nixon through executive order, eliminating a federal Cabinet agency requires congressional approval and would likely face a filibuster.

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1 Comment » for Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging
  1. Rolf Pfeiffer says:

    There is no proof whatsoever that CO2 has any adverse effect on climate change. As discovered over and over CO2 follows a trend in warming. The total solar system experiences ‘global warming”. Since NASA and others have manipulated existing temperature data I now have the least respect for what NASA says. Doctoring data shows clearly that is is a political issue.

    The earth climate always changes. Just look at history.

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