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Trump runs klimaatmaatregels Obama back

Trump runs klimaatmaatregels Obama back

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President Donald Trump of the United States Tuesday signed a decree in which a large number of the klimaatmaatregels his predecessor, Barack Obama entered will be reversed.

Trump announced an end to what he calls “the war against coal”. With the new decree, called ‘Energy Independence’, wants Trump to cater to the oil and coal industry.

“With the decree of today I am taking historic steps to the restrictions on American energy to lift. Overheidsinmenging is reduced and the rules governing the growth of jobs in the road are to be cancelled,” said the president.

The main objective of the decree is the dismantling of the ‘Clean Power Plan’ of Obama. This plan obliged states to emissions from power plants, to reduce and was one of the most important measures to the goals of the climate deal by Paris.

Also is the prohibition to staatsgrond to rent for coal mining shall be deleted.

Conservation groups have indicated that the new decree to challenge it.

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Trump cancels Obama’s klimaatregels by decree

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