Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies

Posted: January 21, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, government, Politics
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The Presidential ceremonies are over, now the political action starts with implications for certain government agencies, as Phys.org reports.

US President Donald Trump signaled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy Friday, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his “America First” agenda.

A statement on the White House website, posted shortly after Trump took the oath of office, said he was “committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan” advocated by his predecessor Barack Obama. Trump also will focus on removing hurdles to domestic energy development that he argues will make the US independent of foreign oil.

“The Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans,” the statement said. “President Trump is committed to achieving energy independence from the OPEC cartel and any nations hostile to our interests. At the same time, we will work with our Gulf allies to develop a positive energy relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy.”

Trump also aims to “revive America’s coal industry, which has been hurting for too long,” the statement said. The website makeover was part of the transition of power to the new administration.

During his two terms, Obama made the environment a cornerstone of his policies, including the landmark Paris climate agreement in December 2015 signed by nearly 200 countries, and policies to encourage renewable energy through actions to limit emissions and promote investment in new technology.

Trump during the campaign dismissed climate change as a “hoax” perpetrated by China. But since the election he and his cabinet designees have sent mixed signals on climate policies and the Paris accord.

The White House acknowledged that protecting the environment also was a priority and said the administration would “refocus” the Environmental Protection Agency on “its essential mission of protecting our air and water.”

Source: Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies | Phys.org

Comments
  1. “I study nuclear science
    I love my classes
    I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
    Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
    I’m doing all right, getting good grades
    The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades…..”

  2. rishrac says:

    ” change you can believe in “.. as of noon, Friday January 20, 2017, the White House Web site for climate change became a blank page.. gone.

  3. Sage Vals says:

    Reblogged this on Sage Vals and commented:
    Maybe my hope for Trump’s Presidency will come true.

  4. thefordprefect says:

    rishrac says: January 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

    ” change you can believe in “.. as of noon, Friday January 20, 2017, the White House Web site for climate change became a blank page.. gone.
    —————————
    phew, that’s amazing Obama stops global warming in an instant.

    Its a pity this is just garbage. and hiding climate change under a carpet will not stop its effects.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Climate change is a natural process. It can’t be controlled by politicians, but some of them like to pretend so.
    http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/ice/lec19/holocene.htm

  6. c777 says:

    Meanwhile in the UK our government contimues throwing our money away on useless Windmills and the nation picks up the exorbitant tab.

  7. oldbrew says:

    GWPF: An “America First Energy Plan” posted to the White House’s website as US President Donald Trump took office Friday promises to “embrace the shale oil and gas revolution.”

    http://www.thegwpf.com/trump-administration-to-accelerate-shale-revolution/

  8. Anoneumouse says:

    ‘Political Climate Change’

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    Headline yesterday in Canadian MSM:

    “PM’s use of jet for family vacation emitted as much CO2 as average Canadian per year”

    …and we can add:

    “…and had NO effect on SUN-DRIVEN climate!”

  10. ren says:

    Paul Vaughan
    “It’s terrible all this rain — it never rains,” she said. “Perhaps it’s Mother Nature just crying that his time as president has ended.”
    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/obamas-arrive-in-california-for-rain-delayed-vacation/ar-AAm5cDd

  11. oldbrew says:

    Russian icebreakers stuck in ice…

    Icebreakers make historic Arctic voyage, then get stuck in frozen sea on return journey
    By The Siberian Times reporter 17 January 2017

    Vessels could be marooned ‘for a week’ in East Siberian Sea after getting caught in thick ice.
    http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0847-icebreakers-make-historic-arctic-voyage-then-get-stuck-in-frozen-sea-on-return-journey/

    Another one in the Ship of Fools tradition 😎

    ‘Ruslan Nazarov, chief of Chukotka’s emergencies service, said: ‘The ice around Cape Shelagsky is at 10 points. The ice fields are more than one metre thick. The ice compression is strong and hummocks are higher than 2.5 metres.’

    Looks like El Nino finished sooner than expected, Arctic ice biting back.

  12. ren says:

    Monthly rainfall totals for Australia December 2016.

    Weekly rainfall totals for Australia.

    24 Hour Rainfalls for Australia.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/flood/?ref=ftr

  13. pyromancer76 says:

    Ren and Paul Vaughn: “It’s terrible all this rain — it never rains,” she said. “Perhaps it’s Mother Nature just crying that his time as president has ended.”

    Actually, it’s Mother Nature crying rain-and-snow tears of joy for the end of a communist-islamist as U.S. President. Those tears of joy not only ended California’s drought, but indicated that reality has been restored. Once again we have the scientific method, once again we have seeking after truths, once again in the United States we have a President who supports American values, the Constitution, and limited government. With limited, accurate government there is no AGW, aka climate change caused by bad, bad humans. Long live President Trump. MAGA

  14. Zeke says:

    I like many of Donald J Trump’s appointments. But I am finding that every one in business and politics has at some time or another paid lip service to reducing GHGs in order to avoid environmental harm to the planet. It is impossible to tell who is really invested in it, and who will work to build our steel industry, energy and businesses back up.

    For me, it is a good time to remember that nobody is perfect. People get caught in intellectual fashions and they are going to need help in coming gently back to reality.

    Oh that’s right, we can say it now. President Donald Trump (:

  15. oldbrew says:

    BBC: Prime Minister Theresa May will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington DC on Friday, the White House has said.

    Mrs May will be the first foreign leader to meet the new president after his inauguration.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38707524

  16. […] Source: Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies | Tallbloke’s Talkshop […]

  17. linneamogren says:

    Congratulations President Trump! I hope he’s successful in rolling back the onerous restrictions on business and the subjugation of scientific diversity.

    Every attempt to efface environmental regulations and any challenge to the AGW hypothesis scam will be met with psychotic and ruthless opposition from the left and their cadres in the media.

  18. Brett Keane says:

    Well said Linnea. We may dare to hope again. We have taken enough abuse and lies…..

  19. oldbrew says:

    LEAKED TRUMP MEMO SUGGESTS EPA FACES MAJOR BUDGET CUTS AND RADICAL REFORM
    Date: 23/01/17 Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Trump expects to sign as many as 200 executive orders Monday, with many more coming in the following months. A Trump transition official told Axios they have “dozens for the EPA” and will start unveiling those orders “Monday through the month of February.”

    “We have to roll them out gradually,” the transition source told Axios.

    http://www.thegwpf.com/leaked-trump-memo-suggests-epa-faces-major-budget-cuts-and-radical-reform/
    – – –
    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AIMS TO REVERSE OBAMA’S CLIMATE AGENDA
    Date: 22/01/17 Amy Harder, The Wall Street Journal

    The Trump administration is looking to take action within days to reverse former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda and show its commitment to promoting fossil-fuel infrastructure, according to people familiar with the plan.

    http://www.thegwpf.com/trump-administration-aims-to-reverse-obamas-climate-agenda/
    – – –
    Going to be a busy first 100 days in Washington.

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