Scrapping Obama’s Clean Power Plan won’t bring back jobs or save the towns of Appalachia. It will only serve to make America sicker and more disappointed
For the out-of-work coal miners in West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump is the pied piper leading them nowhere. Dismantling the Obama administration’s clean power plan will not bring back coal jobs or save the withering towns of Appalachia. It will only serve to make America sicker and disappoint some misguided people.
On Tuesday, flanked by company executives and miners, Trump signed an executive order to swiftly nullify Barack Obama’s efforts to combat climate change. The clean power plan would have closed hundreds of coal-fired power plants, frozen construction at new ones and replaced them, in time, with wind and solar farms. Whether Trump withdraws from the Paris agreement or not, he will all but guarantee that American doesn’t meet the ambitious goals of the accord to drastically reduce greenhouse gases and slow the warming of the planet.
Source: Guardian Climate Change