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Trump Order Dismantles Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that may slow the closure of some US coal-fired power plants and will begin a lengthy process of rescinding much of former President Barack Obama's climate change policies.
Trump Inauguration: Positive Signs For Gas Sector As Power Transfers
Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday promising to bring jobs back to the US and put America first in matters of trade and foreign affairs. And a statement released by his White House as soon as the power transferred to Trump touted "an America first energy plan," promising to maximize the use of American energy resources, end dependence on foreign oil and scrap burdensome regulations.
On Fracking, EPA Should Stand With the Science
In a piece authored for The Hill’s Congress Blog, Merrill Matthews argues that EPA’s final hydraulic fracturing study should keep the conclusion set out in the report’s 2015 draft, in which the agency said it found no evidence fracking has led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”
Fossil Fuels A Bedrock In Trump's Plan To "Make America Great Again"
Matthews said the push for renewable fuels envisioned by Clinton "is a drain on the federal coffers."
No End in Sight for Standing Rock Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline
Protesters say the pipeline that would carry crude oil across four states to Illinois is a threat to sacred land, and to the Missouri River. But Merrill Matthews says since the government and company reached out for input, brought in archaeologists to produce cultural surveys involving land and rerouted the pipeline in different areas to avoid "certain sensitive areas," the environmental community sees fighting pipelines as a next major way to be able to try to essentially hinder the fossil fuel industry.
Ford Building Cars in Mexico
Blame for Ford's Mexico Move Falls On Obama Administration
"By moving their small cars to Mexico, which has skilled but cheaper labor, Ford hopes to break even or make a little profit off of them” said Merrill Matthews.
EPA Sets Renewable Fuel Mandate Below Legal Requirement
IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews says repealing the mandate would be good for the economy and the environment. “Ending the Renewable Fuel Standard would immediately and dramatically increase the demand for oil, stabilize energy markets, boost the economy, and likely reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.”
Trump Vows to Cut EPA If Elected
"If either [Trump or Cruz] wins the White House, it’s the EPA's, not the human race's, existence that will be threatened,” IPI's Merrill Matthews said.
Obama Rejects Clean Power Plan Limits
“The better hope for ending the federal power grab may come from the states, which have found lots of new reasons to embrace the Constitution’s federalism and challenge federal overreach,” said IPI's Merrill Matthews.
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