A global tragedy

If you are anything like me, you hear about events in the news while in the middle of doing something else and therefore catch only half the story. You might catch the other half on subsequent airings or you might be left with only a vague impression. If you are interested in a concise summary of how the United States government is reversing climate protection laws, designed to meet obligations under a SIGNED International Agreement, please read on.

Iowa Environmental Focus

total_emission_reductions Planned emission reductions per state by 2030 under the Clean Power Plan (EPA)

Jake Slobe | March 29, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order that will look to roll back many climate-change policies put in place by the Obama administration.

The order’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants – a key factor in the United States’ ability to meet its commitments under a climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015.

Beyond rolling back Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the order takes aim at a several other significant Obama-era climate and environmental policies, including lifting a short-term ban on new coal mining on public lands. This means that older coal plants that had been marked for closing would probably stay open for a few years longer, extending the demand for coal.

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7 thoughts on “A global tragedy

  1. I heard that news last night too. It is appalling. I just hope the Turnbull Government over here in Oz doesn’t decide to follow suit. Sometimes I get really despairing about the state of the world and the ignorant fools who are given positions of immense power. I’ve been thinking I should join Twitter – it seems to a better way of getting a message out to a lot of people than Facebook.

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    1. Appalling is the word. In a world where leadership and responsible governance is sorely lacking I hope there isn’t a matching backslide. I’m not sure but it feels like it’s happening here in Canada…time will tell. You may have been joking about Twitter but I heard recently that it is well used by social activists….but the sad thing is that Trump has been imitating the activist rhetoric as if he has/is a ’cause’ as if he is hard done by.

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