This keeps Trump promise to the coal miners who helped him win the election. And it helps reverse Obama’s radical environmental agenda that was raising energy prices on poor and middle class Americans.
President Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to roll back the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan, and cancel what Trump says are unnecessary rules on coal, oil and natural gas production that are harming economic growth, the Washington Examiner reported.
The executive order is seen as central in meeting the president’s campaign promises to help coal country rebound from the tens of thousands of job losses that the industry blames, in part, on restrictive environmental regulations.
A senior administration official told reporters on a call Monday that the order has the “twin goals” of both moving forward while also looking backward.
It “looks forward” by setting the stage for the “beginning strategy” in devising an energy policy framework for the nation, said the senior official. And it looks backward by eliminating regulations from the previous administration that hinder growth and energy production.
It will call on all agencies to conduct a comprehensive review of all rules to determine those that inhibit energy production, and report back to the White House in 180 days.