- President Trump, flanked by coal miners, described the order to undo President Obama’s climate legacy as a step toward energy independence.
- Climate diplomats from other major economies said they would continue to carry out their agreements with or without the U.S.
For those in coal country who felt bullied by the previous administration’s policies, a rollback is cheered, though expectations remain muted.
Without Obama-era greenhouse gas regulations in place, the U.S. will fall short of its commitments in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Reversing clean power rules may lead to more drilling and pipelines, but economics and state initiatives still favor natural gas and renewable energy.
Democrats lamented canceled meetings and questioned the impartiality of Representative Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who has rebuffed calls to recuse himself from the investigation.
The president’s failure to push through broad health care overhaul has raised questions about the prospects of a sweeping rewrite of the tax code.
Under pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations.
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Reversing President Obama’s climate policies will raise emissions and undercut America’s claim to leadership on the issue of global warming.
CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER
The release of Egypt’s former dictator shows that our new rulers have as much contempt for justice as he did.