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Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

"We look forward to working with the Trump administration and Congress on forward-looking energy policies that will help ensure the United States continues leading the world in the production and refining of oil and natural gas, and in the reduction of carbon emissions", American Petroleum Institute president and CEO Jack Gerard said in a statement. Scott Pruitt, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced an Executive Order that will put the US on track to full and dominant American energy independence. This means that the U.S. is still obligated to fulfil its commitments made in the Paris deal; however, with the Clean Power Plan gone, how is America planning to do that?

The former head of United Nations climate negotiations says the Trump administration executive order rolling back energy regulations won't derail the landmark Paris climate change agreement.

Agreed to by 195 countries, the accord attempts to limit overall global temperature increases to "well below" the 2 degrees& Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

"That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams and making America wealthy again", Trump said in his announcement.

President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" on Tuesday, as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn't a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas.

But they believe efforts to revive fossil fuels ultimately will fail because many states and industries already have been embracing renewable energy and natural gas.

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Now, it is far likelier that the world will see China pushing the U.S.to meet its commitments and try to live up to the letter and spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement, even if Trump has signaled he has no intention of doing so.

Governor Brown said: "Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump's mind, but nowhere else".

Around the world, from the governors of California and NY to European commissioner Miguel Arias CaƱete, leaders vowed to press on with their climate change action.

Despite his promises made during the presidential elections past year, Trump has not yet withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement.

"Climate change jeopardizes American food security and the livelihoods of American family farmers, ranchers and rural residents", said NFU President Roger Johnson.

Fearing a detrimental effect on the global environment, Kenney and 34 other US mayors sent a letter to Trump objecting to the order. "Poll after poll shows that the public supports climate action". Although Trump never uttered the words "climate change" during the signing ceremony, his order will have profound effects on programs and environmental protections meant to rein in global warming-primarily by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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