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The Trump administration will likely undo progress on climate change and the environment

November 26, 2016 · 1:30 PM EST Writer Adam Wernick

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to cancel the Clean Power Plan and the US role in the Paris Agreement. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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Based on the promises President-elect Donald Trump made on the campaign trail, “advocates of clean energy and strong environmental protection have almost nothing to cheer about,” says Peter Dykstra of DailyClimate.org and Environmental Health News.

“For the most part, Trump’s rhetoric has been very hostile toward environmental regulation,” he notes. “At one point, he vowed to abolish the [Environmental Protection Agency]. But in September, he said that he’ll ‘refocus the EPA on its core mission of ensuring clean air, and clean, safe drinking water for all Americans.’”

In another September promise, Trump said he’d do away with the Clean Power Plan and cut back on controversial elements of the Clean Water Act, Dykstra says. “He’s vowed to reverse Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, open up more federal lands to fossil fuel production, and, in his words, ‘rip up’ the Paris climate agreement.”

“Flipping the US from climate leadership to climate denial will impact the entire world, both politically and physically,” Dykstra believes. “As David Roberts, who follows this issue very closely for the Vox website, wrote, ‘Any hope of avoiding serious impact from climate change pretty much disappeared on Election Day.’”

Trump’s campaign pledges to bring back coal-mining jobs pleased many voters, but even someone like Robert Murray, “the most zealous of the coal magnates,” says they are unrealistic, according to Dykstra. While some coal company stocks that had plummeted in recent years gained ground right after Election Day, Dykstra believes the new administration likely can’t stop the further decline of coal or the rapid growth of wind and solar industries, because both are market-driven phenomena and not the result of government policy.

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Don’t despair, there is work to do


Inequality Media

Published on Nov 10, 2016

Many of you are upset about the Presidential election results. Now is the time to mobilize. Here are a few ideas how.

Inequality Media


Inequality Media

Published on Nov 27, 2016

With the Trump takeover only weeks away, people are asking “what can I do?” Here’s one small step (and it’s tax-deductible).

Trump calls demand for vote recount “scam”


PressTV News Videos

Published on Nov 26, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump has lashed out at the Green Party for arranging a vote recount in the state of Wisconsin.

Trump, in a statement, says Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request is a way to fill her coffers with money. He called the move a scam, adding that most of the money which was raised would never even be spent on the recount process. This comes after the election campaign for democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, said it intended to take part in Wisconsin recount. An election lawyer for the Democratic candidate has announced that the campaign will also join the recounts in the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania if they are arranged. The result would need to be overturned in all three battleground states to change the outcome of the election.

Trump and the Deep State


TheRealNews

Published on Nov 26, 2016

Thomas Drake tells Paul Jay the deep state would’ve been more comfortable with Clinton; and while they’ll do what they’re told, many will be concerned that Pence is the new Cheney

John Rogers – Union of Concerned Scientists

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Conservation International

Published on Oct 8, 2014

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