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Why Trump’s climate reversal action wasn’t a surprise

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President Donald Trump’s action on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to cancel the Clean Power Plan wasn’t a surprise. It had been promised for weeks, part of Trump’s effort to roll back former President Barack Obama’s efforts aimed at combating climate change. Still, it marks a major milestone in the national and international debate. The former mandate for electricity providers to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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Shock, outrage as Trump reverses US progress on climate action

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The world stood in shock as US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 signed executive orders rolling back the Clean Power Plan and promoting what observers describe as outdated fossil fuels. According to them, while more than 190 countries are moving forward, as they agreed in Paris, towards a clean energy future, President Trump appears to be taking ...

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Knocks, as Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

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US president, Donald Trump, on Friday, March 24, 2017 approved a federal permit applied for by TransCanada to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. The decision comes after Trump signed an executive memorandum urging the State Department to approve the pipeline, which is proposed to run from Canada through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Environment watchdog group, 350.org, has however condemned ...

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‘Trump will not build Dakota Access Pipeline without a fight’

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The battle line appears drawn between U.S. President Donald Trump and environmental campaigners over the construction of an underground oil pipeline in the country, which Trump seems to be in support of, but opposed by some activists and Native Americans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, that it would allow the multi-billion-dollar Dakota ...

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Trump voters support action on climate, clean energy

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U.S. President Donald Trump has questioned the reality of global warming and cast doubt on America’s participation in global efforts to address the problem. Using data from a recent survey titled: “Climate Change in the American Mind” and conducted after the election, the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in the U.S. assessed Trump voters’ views about global ...

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US will veer off climate policy course, says official

Myron Ebell

The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration. “(Trump) could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package,” Ebell told a conference ...

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