What’s going on with national climate policy?

This article by Alan Rappeport provides details on the Trump Administration's plans to move on to tax legislation and climate policy, after Trump's spectacular failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rappeport says that this week "the administration will issue an executive order that will begin to dismantle a rule issued by former president Obama that sought to slash carbon dioxide emissions and discouraged coal-fired power plants."

We posted a number of weeks ago that the Environmental Protection Agency's website, particularly as to climate change, generally appeared to reflect Obama Administration positions. And, this morning, EPA's website still proclaims that "it is extremely likely that human activities have been the dominant cause of [global] warming." But expect the agency's climate change webpage to change fairly soon. The agency's home page trumpets a joint EPA-Department of Transportation plan to reconsider the Obama Administration's rule to tighten emission standards for cars and light trucks (which was a part of the EPA's effort to address climate change).


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