Donald Trump’s new executive order on climate policy falls right in line with Heritage’s own recommendations.
The Washington Post reported this week that:
[Former Heritage expert David] Kreutzer played an important role in shaping and writing the executive order on energy policy that Trump issued Tuesday. The directive dismantled a White House working group on the social cost of carbon and rescinded a variety of Obama-era technical documents on the matter.
Writing for the Daily Signal, Heritage energy expert Nicolas Loris explains what this new order will do:
As promised, President Donald Trump has issued an “energy independence” executive order to undo several of the Obama administration’s climate change regulations.
To the benefit of all Americans who desire affordable, dependable energy, the executive order will help energy companies establish some independence from overzealous regulators.
The National Environmental Policy Act needs wholesale reform or an outright repeal, and repealing the climate change guidance is a step in the right direction.
Unwinding Obama’s climate regulations is not just about saving money for industries. It’s about addressing the costs that will be incurred and meager benefits achieved by Obama-era regulations.
Read more from Loris on what this new executive order does to the benefit of all Americans who desire affordable, dependable energy.
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