whitehouse.gov removed the climate page – hours after Donald Trump was swarn in

Throughout the eight years of the Obama presidency the government had worked toward fixing climate issues throughout the united states and the world. Now, all that is gone.
“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry,” the website now says. “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. In two terms, the Obama administration relied heavily on regulations and regulatory oversight to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change (cbs, 2017.) That will end this year.
“Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to gut the agency’s regulatory power . A self-described “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” the former attorney general of Oklahoma sued the EPA multiple times to block what he considered excessive regulation of natural resources. At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday , Pruitt repeated his long-held view that the role of human activity in causing climate change is “subject to more debate” –
despite near-universal consensus in the scientific community that says otherwise. On WhiteHouse.gov, the Trump administration promised to leverage the “vast untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America,” and pivot federal policies to accelerate the oil, gas and coal industries. In one nod to environmental protection, the new administration website says America’s “need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. “Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority,” WhiteHouse.gov reads. “President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water (cbs, 2017.)


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