Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Donald paves the way for the U.S. to become the world's biggest polluter
Yesterday, The Donald signed an executive order, telling the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse its course on the Clean Power Plan which President Obama put in place to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants. According to the New York Times, The Donald said coal miners were going back to work.
This was part of The Donald's campaign promises but many say it is not going to work. First of all, the demand for coal has been declining as (cheaper) natural gas and renewable energy sources are on the rise. No energy company has plans to build new coal-burning plants, so The Donald's promises are just going to be hot air. Like many of his other campaign "promises". The move may save coal mining jobs from being eliminated, but not created.
The U.S. had signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 as part of a global effort to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming. The New York Times reports that the U.S. is the second biggest polluter in the world, so what will happen if The Donald takes us out of it?
The U.S. might become the world's biggest polluter! Is that what The Donald meant by making America "great" again?