Environment & Energy Report

Trump’s Climate Order Didn’t Touch Several Obama-Era Programs

March 29, 2017, 9:16 PM

The Trump administration rolled back many of its predecessor’s signature climate change measures with an energy-focused executive order, but the order was notably silent on several Obama-era climate programs that don’t affect the energy industry.

Trump’s March 28 order either rescinded or began the process of rescinding numerous regulations on power plants, oil and gas drillers, coal miners and others in the energy sector.

But his executive order left untouched several other Obama-launched initiatives meant to combat climate change. These include measures that affect the chemicals, waste management, agriculture and aviation industries, and some of these measures impose...

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