President Trumps executive order will undo Obamas Clean Power Plan rule
WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday to roll back the Clean Power Plan rule, keeping a campaign vow to undo the Obama administration’s aggressive attempts to reduce carbon emissions.
Trump frequently promised last year to undo the rule, which the Supreme Court blocked from implementation last year while legal challenges are heard.
He told friendly crowds in coal-producing states that lifting carbon restrictions would not only keep energy costs affordable but also help revitalize the coal industry and the communities economically ravaged by environmental regulations.
Trump has called climate change a “hoax” perpetrated by China to gain a competitive advantage. He’s also said he wants to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, the international accord on global warming Obama embraced through his power plan rule.