Donald Trump became the nation’s 45th President this week and is already taking major steps toward making America great again.
With executive orders in to repair the damage done by Obama via Obamacare and mortgage rate spikes, President Trump has lined up his next major project.
At some point during his first week as POTUS, Trump will initiate what he refers to as an “America First Energy Plan”.
President Trump plans to get rid of some of Obama’s unsuccessful energy policies, like his “Climate Action Plan” and the “Waters of the United States rule”.
Changing these policies would restore over $30 billion in wages over the next 7 years.
Besides repealing executive acts by Obama, President Trump also wants to regulate EPA restrictions.
The Daily Caller reported:
“The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the cornerstone of Obama’s global warming policies, and is expected to further cripple the coal industry. Coal-fired power plants that don’t meet strict CO2 limits will be shut down under the CPP, and new coal plants can’t be built unless they use CO2 capture technology.
That executive “order should direct the EPA to cease all efforts to enforce and implement the Clean Power Plan,” Rivkin and Grossman wrote in a November op-ed. “The agency would then extend all of the regulation’s deadlines, enter an administrative stay and commence regulatory proceedings to rescind the previous order.”
Trump could do something similar for the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S. rule” (WOTUS), which, like the CPP, is being challenged by dozens of states in federal court over worries it further extends federal control over state and private property.”
Furthermore, President Trump also wishes to pull out of the Paris Accords, which is an agreement made by the European Union to cut greenhouse gas emissions, something Obama signed as POTUS.
Trump also plans to open federal lands for the possibility of drilling and mining coal, thus restoring and creating jobs.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Trump is also likely to unilaterally reverse Obama administration policies to keep vast swaths of federal lands off-limits to mining and drilling.
Trump is expected to order the Department of the Interior to lift a moratorium placed on new coal mines instituted under Obama last year, according to Bloomberg. The Obama administration temporarily banned new coal mines to consider ways to increase mining costs on federal lands.
The former administration said it was to get taxpayer a fair return on mines on public lands.”
Finally, President Trump plans to “quickly solve” the issue at the Dakota Access Pipeline that has been unresolved for months.
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