The Impact of Trump’s Anti-Environment Executive Order on U.S. Climate Pledge

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Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order, essentially eliminating policies set out by the Obama Administration to protect against climate change.

The New York Times has a detailed look at what Trump’s rollback of U.S. climate policies means, with infographics showing the course we were on vs where we are now set to go.

From NYTimes:

In an executive order released Tuesday, Mr. Trump instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse course on the Obama administration’s biggest climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to cut emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants.

If implemented to its fullest extent, the plan would have reduced carbon emissions by nearly 650 megatons by 2025 – just under halfway to the Paris pledge, according to an analysis by Climate Interactive.

Read the full article at the NY Times: Trump’s Executive Order Pushes the U.S. Climate Pledge Further Out of Reach

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