Trump’s orders will cut Obama’s climate change policies..300 scientists say reject UN climate change agency

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-climate-water-rules-executive-action-barack-obama-a7591866.html

President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures.

While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with some environmental safeguards. Individuals familiar with the proposals asked for anonymity to describe them in advance of their announcement, which could come as soon as this week.

One executive order, aimed at bolstering American energy independence, will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities. It also instructs the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.

A second order will instruct the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to revamp a 2015 rule, known as the Waters of the United States rule, that applies to 60 percent of the water bodies in the country. That regulation – issued under the 1972 Clean Water Act, which gives the federal government authority over not only major water bodies but also the wetlands, rivers and streams that feed into them – restricts development as well as some farming operations on the grounds that these activities could pollute the smaller or intermittent bodies of water or choke them off altogether.

Trump has joined many industry groups in criticising these rules as examples of the federal government exceeding its authority and curbing economic growth. While any move to undo these policies will spark new legal battles and entail work within the agencies that could take as long as a year and a half to finalise, the orders could affect investment decisions within the utility, mining, agriculture and real estate sectors, as well as activities on the ground.

Trump, who signed legislation last week that nullified a recent regulation prohibiting surface-mining operations from dumping waste in nearby waterways, said he was eager to support coal miners who had backed his presidential bid. “The miners are a big deal,” he said Thursday. “I’ve had support from some of these folks right from the very beginning, and I won’t forget it.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/23/hundreds-scientists-urge-trump-withdraw-un-climate/

More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment.

In a Thursday letter to the president, MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen called on the United States and other nations to “change course on an outdated international agreement that targets minor greenhouse gases,” starting with carbon dioxide.

“Since 2009, the US and other governments have undertaken actions with respect to global climate that are not scientifically justified and that already have, and will continue to cause serious social and economic harm — with no environmental benefits,” said Mr. Lindzen, a prominent atmospheric physicist.

Signers of the attached petition include the U.S. and international atmospheric scientists, meteorologists, physicists, professors and others taking issue with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC], which was formed in 1992 to combat “dangerous” climate change.

The 2016 Paris climate accord, which sets nonbinding emissions goals for nations, was drawn up under the auspices of the UNFCCC.

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lindzen fights the good fight..

“Since 2009, the US and other governments have undertaken actions with respect to global climate that are not scientifically justified and that already have, and will continue to cause serious social and economic harm — with no environmental benefits,” said Mr. Lindzen, a prominent atmospheric physicist.”

trump is about to become the green religions number one enemy..abbott lost his title when he lost his job..

“they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with some environmental safeguards.”

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~ by seeker401 on February 27, 2017.

19 Responses to “Trump’s orders will cut Obama’s climate change policies..300 scientists say reject UN climate change agency”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  2. CO2 has regained its freedom – wonderful lets see those vegetables grow.

    But the water pollution thing I dont agree with but its perverse anyway with
    the US Gov. allowing fluoride , mercury , lead , uranium you name into the water tables and rivers and then grabbing water off some small farmer and giving it to Nestle .

    Pollution controls are only for the little people .

  3. They are still mixing pollution in with ” Man c02 emissions causing climate change”.
    Establishment Trumps impending “unpopularity” will help the carbonzombie one world rekligion cause .

    • …and you’re still a sockpuppet.

    • THIS is from the GOVERNMENT regarding the ‘human man-made CO2’.
      It’s all about ‘saving money’ and it’s not ‘humans’ emitting the CO2, it’s the fuel used for energy! It’s about TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR BUSINESSES TO SAVE MONEY while we ‘green’ them all up, and investing in their B.S. Wall Street Schemes so the ‘ones’ can make some big bucks. It’s about creating jobs for all those ‘immigrants’ they brought over to save themselves some more money also.

      “Energy efficiency is a low cost way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve the competitiveness of our businesses. Our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and stores consume a lot of energy—and money. We spend more than $430 billion each year to power our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all electricity used in the United States, about 40% of our nation’s total energy bill, and contributing to almost 40% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions. And much of this energy and money is wasted—over 30% on average. If we cut the energy use of U.S. buildings by 20%, we could save approximately $80 billion annually on energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.”

      https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/about-building-technologies-office

      • But there is nothing wrong with CO2 – it is good – not pollution.

        And lean and clean burn technology is also good . But the billions of cash
        to power our lives is actually very cheap – oil and gas are cheap resources its the taxes on them that make them expensive . Oil is dirt cheap.

        Wind energy is expensive – the pylons cost more to make than they produce in energy – it is a racket. Some solar energy is looking good but if it is taxed at the same rate as petrol it will break the bank.

        You see the taxes from oil and gas will have to be recouped from elsewhere. Plus we need energy when the weather is cold and still so this
        means wind is useless and solar only slightly better.

        Water power is very good and could be exploited more – AND you can store the energy easily .

    • Thats right they use CO2 as a battering ram to fiddle their destruction of chosen economies and sell their tax credits – look at Al Gore’s cash mountain.
      People and sheeple are so uneducated they think CO2 is a poisonous Gas.
      Real permanent Pollution they care not a whit about .
      Oil and gas are as cheap as chips – it is the high taxes on them that make them expensive .
      Electrical power by definition produces MORE CO2 if it is from coal , oil and gas – but CO2 is good all the time for crops.

  4. Black Snakes on the Move: U.S. Gas and Oil Pipeline Expansion Out of Control
    There are a number of other significant pipeline battles that must be fought with the same tenacity that the water protectors have shown at Standing Rock, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Diamond Pipe­line, the Atlantic Sunrise expansion to the Transco Pipeline, the Trans­mountain Pipe­line expansion, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, the Pilgrim Pipeline, the Trans-Pecos and Co­manche Trail Pipelines, the Algo­nquin Incremen­tal Pipeline, the Al­berta Clipper pipeline expansion project, North­ern Gateway Pipe­line, and more. Some of these projects involve the transport of natural gas, while oth­ers will carry refined or crude oil—including the particularly filthy Bakken oil.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/black-snakes-on-the-move-u-s-gas-and-oil-pipeline-expansion-out-of-control/5573808?utm_campaign=magnet&utm_source=article_page&utm_medium=related_articles

    Pretty Sure the ‘water act’ is about pipelines.

  5. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/oscars/oscars-2017-biggest-fiasco-in-academy-awards-history-as-la-la-land-wrongly-named-winner-20170227-gum1fm.html

    do u think the fiasco is deliberate..? a ploy to say Trump is also a winner by ‘mistake’

    • if planned at all, it was for ratings and ‘buzz.’ it’s also that attention to detail is at a low in society in general.

  6. http://mashable.com/2017/02/28/leonardo-dicaprio-oscar-eyebrows/#IZREsk_RLSq3

  7. U.S. Not Bound by WTO Decisions, Trump Warns in Trade Agenda

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-01/u-s-not-bound-by-wto-decisions-trump-warns-in-new-trade-agenda

  8. TRUMP TO REJOIN THE PARIS ACCORD?

    ANOTHER 180 DEG TURN?

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/18/us-could-stay-paris-climate-accord-tillerson

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