Trump to Sign Executive Order Undoing Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Washington – Donald Trump will on Tuesday sign an executive order to unravel Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming, said on Sunday head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt.
Pruitt had previously challenged the plan as Oklahoma’s attorney general.
He said that the executive order will put in place pro-growth and pro-environment approaches to regulation.”We’ve made tremendous progress on our environment, and we can be both pro-jobs and pro-environment,” Pruitt noted.
The Clean Power Plan is an Obama administration policy aimed at combating anthropogenic climate change (global warming) that was first proposed by the EPA in June 2014.
Upon the Plan’s signing in 2015, President Obama called it “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to combat climate change,” but the law isn’t currently being enforced.
In February 2016, the Supreme Court stayed implementation of the law pending judicial review.