Comments Off on Trump to sign executive orders rolling back Obama’s climate protection policies
The environment could be the next victim of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. The Washington Post reported that according to individuals briefed on the measure, Trump is seeking to curtail some of President Barack Obama’s policies on water pollution , coal and the environment through upcoming executive orders . Signing such orders would signal the Trump administration will work to champion the fossil fuel industry , regardless of the economic growth the country could see through renewable energy . According to The Washington Post, people familiar with the proposals who asked to remain anonymous said Trump is currently preparing executive orders and could announce them later this week. The orders largely target rules put in place under Obama to protect the environment. It could take a while to actually implement the orders, but they would serve as a reminder the Trump administration is dead set on promoting fossil fuels. Related: Insider says Trump could pull America out of Paris deal within days One order could direct the Environmental Protection Agency to start rewriting a 2015 regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions of electric utilities. Under the same order the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management could rescind a freeze on federal coal leasing. Another order could change the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, which provides authority for the federal government over rivers, wetlands, and streams that feed into large water bodies. The rule impacts some development that could pollute the smaller waterways. Trump has said such regulations aiming to safeguard the environment hurt economic growth. He’s condemned rules put in place to reduce the use of fossil fuels as an attack on the coal industry. While the president’s moves could face legal battles, the lifting of the coal leasing freeze could take effect immediately. Via The Washington Post Images via Wikimedia Commons and U.S. Department of the Interior on Flickr
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Comments Off on President Obama Announces Plan to Save the Bees (and Other Pollinators Too)!
Adding to a string of great green initiatives coming out of the White House recently , President Obama recently announced the creation of a new Pollinator Health Task Force . The Task Force will address declining populations of honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies. As a sign of how seriously the White House is taking the problem, the task force has just 180 days to come up with a national pollinator health strategy, “which shall include explicit goals, milestones, and metrics to measure progress.” Read the rest of President Obama Announces Plan to Save the Bees (and Other Pollinators Too)! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bats , bees , birds , Butterflies , environmental protection agency , epa , Executive orders , Federal initiatives , food security , honey bee die-off , honey bees , native bees , neonicotinoids , pesticides , Policy , pollinator decline , Pollinator Health Task Force , pollinators , president obama , The White House
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President Obama Announces Plan to Save the Bees (and Other Pollinators Too)!