On 21 November the US newly elected President Donald Trump posted a video message, where he outlined some of his main goals for the first 100 days of his presidency.
The president-elect said he plans to follow through on pledges made in his election campaign.
“I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal, creating many millions of high-paying jobs,” Trump said in the video.
The video is the latest in a series of Trump proclamations that seem to bode poorly for America’s efforts to address climate change. Trump’s message appeared to be a not-so-subtle dig at Obama’s Clean Power Plan to reduce power plant emissions, which Trump has vowed to dismantle.
On the campaign trail, Trump made big promises to restore the glory of coal and “end the war on miners.” His potential picks for interior secretary look equally ominous, and he has said he’ll withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement.
Trump’s moves contradict U.S. plans to slash the country’s greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
18:27 November 23, 2016