President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday afternoon, which will unravel the climate change agenda plan put in place by former-President Barack Obama.
President Trump said:
“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. I want to thank the miners. You know, my guys get enough thanks. These guys haven’t had enough thanks. They’ve had a hard time.”
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“We’re going to have safety, we’re going to have clean water, we’re going to have clean air, but so many [regulations] are unnecessary, so many are job-killing,” he continued.
“Our nation can’t run on pixie dust and coal.”
Trump was surrounded by Vice President Mike Pence, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry during the announcement.
“We see coal miners who have been sidelined without a thought given to their future. This executive order will begin the process to unravel the red tape that has been keeping us on the sidelines.”
“Our nation can’t run on pixie dust and coal,” Zinke said, joining in. “The world is safer when America is strong, and our strength relies on energy.”
The signed executive order will revoke Obama’s Clean Power Plan — which put difficult emission compliance regulations into place thus running coal power plants out of business. The order will also allow gas leases on federal lands.