Environment & Energy Report

Climate Reports May Slow Trump’s Push to Undo Obama-Era Rules

Aug. 9, 2017, 11:29 AM

A pair of highly anticipated government studies, one of them due to be released this week, could complicate President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back federal climate regulations, according to people on both sides of the debate over global warming.

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-backed report summarizing the global effects of climate change in 2016 is scheduled for release Aug. 10. Its conclusion will be similar to previous years’ versions, according to people familiar with the report: Climate change is real, it’s man-made and it’s dangerous.

That report dovetails with a broader National Climate Assessment, which is due...

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