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

Updated On

We may collect a share of sales from items linked to on this page. Learn more.

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

  • Ian Andrew

    As the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greener Ideal, Ian has been a driving force in environmental journalism and sustainable lifestyle advocacy since 2008. With over a decade of dedicated involvement in environmental matters, Ian has established himself as a respected expert in the field. Under his leadership, Greener Ideal has consistently delivered independent news and insightful content that empowers readers to engage with and understand pressing environmental issues.

    Ian’s expertise extends beyond editorial leadership; his hands-on experience in exploring and implementing sustainable practices equips him with practical knowledge that resonates with both industry professionals and eco-conscious audiences. This blend of direct involvement and editorial oversight has positioned Ian as a credible and authoritative voice in environmental journalism and sustainable living.