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Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately.

Not so fast. Most experts are skeptical this new order will result in many new coal jobs in the short term, as those jobs face bigger threats from automation and cheap natural gas than they do from federal regulation.

Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Ikea, Levi Strauss & Co., and Best Buy also said they would stick to climate change promises made to the Obama administration.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, demonstrators gather in front of the White House in Washington, during a rally against President Donald Trump's Energy Independence Executive order.

But environmentalists say moves like reversing the Clean Power Plan and ending the coal-leasing moratorium, which was also announced this week, will actually harm people and the economy. But, will the state's far-right, wildly unpopular Governor Sam Brownback sign the bill meant to help some 180,000 Kansans obtain access to health care - even with the federal legislation footing the bill for nearly all of it?

"Granite Staters know that protecting our environment while building a stronger, more affordable energy future is critical for our families and our businesses".

Hill panels say it's too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn
Flynn's offer to testify under protection from prosecution suggests he has more to reveal about the Russian Federation affair. The aide was not authorized to discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

US stock indexes mostly down in afternoon trading; oil rises
The report said real GDP climbed by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the previously reported 1.9 percent increase. On the other hand, gold stocks have shown a notable move to the downside, dragging the NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index down by 1%.

China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete
It may not sound like much, but as The Diplomat notes, the Philippines has one of Asia's weakest militaries. It also signals Japan's growing defense cooperation with the Philippines.

Expect to hear a lot more about the Clean Power Plan in the coming years - and more than likely, it will come in the context of legal action.

"As the United States is, historically, the largest polluter, its failure to meet worldwide commitments will undermine the Paris Agreement that was signed by 195 countries in 2015 to fight climate change".

The Obama rule was created to limit polluting coal-fired power plants in favor of green energy, such as wind and solar. Between this Order and the budget, the Administration is proposing to stop efforts to limit climate change, to enable communities to respond to climate change and even to measure and understand climate change. But she did note that the United States "is, and remains, a party to the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement".

The US is, at present, the second largest coal consumer in the world after China.

The CEO of General Electric Co. on Wednesday slammed President Trump's executive order rolling back former President Obama's climate change efforts in an internal memo, pledging his company will continue its efforts to combat climate change.

One way Trump can really help coal workers, is by repairing, not replacing Obamacare, which some suffering from black lung, have said helped them stay alive.

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