Trump’s Executive Order Focuses on Jobs, Not Climate Change

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency that decreases the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations while putting jobs over climate change.

A White House official briefed on the plan said Monday the administration believes the government can both “serve the environment and increase energy independence at the same time” by urging the EPA for focus on what the administration believes is its core mission: Clean air and clean water.

While the White House said its core mission is clean air and clean water, President Trump said he would work on bringing coal jobs back. It is unclear how he will increase coal jobs since coal mining has decreased with the rise of clean energy.

 

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The decline in U.S. employment and consumption of the coal industry. Image provided by: Bloomberg.   

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