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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 29, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ALISSA J. RUBIN, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 04:58:58

President Trump, flanked by company executives and miners, signed a long-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts and revive the coal industry, effectively ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the dangerous heating of the planet. [ read more … ]

Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Words on Energy and Jobs

By LINDA QIU, The New York Times  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 04:59:27

In his first major move to undo President Barack Obama’s climate change policies, President Trump declared Tuesday the beginning of a “new era in American energy and production and job creation.” Here is an assessment of his claims about energy production and jobs.
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Clean Power Lives On Even as Trump Ends Obama `Clean Power Plan’

By Joe Ryan, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 04:59:46

While repealing the Clean Power Plan is deeply symbolic, the move will probably have little impact on the U.S. wind and solar industries. After years of being supported by subsidies, prices have plunged so much that renewables can compete with fossil fuels. That’s why energy companies are pushing forward with long-term plans to generate power with clean alternatives, even as Trump vows to breathe life back into coal country. [ read more … ]

Fanfare at EPA as Trump heralds ‘new energy revolution’

Kevin Bogardus and Robin Bravender, E&E News reporters  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 05:00:13

President Trump and his allies celebrated at U.S. EPA headquarters Tuesday as they quashed the Obama administration’s climate policies. Flanked by his energy and environmental lieutenants and about a dozen coal miners, Trump signed a long-awaited executive order that immediately knocks down some Obama environmental efforts and kicks off the process of repealing major climate regulations. [ read more … ]

States vow to defend Clean Power Plan rule

Hannah Hess, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 05:00:38

The attorneys general of 16 states and the District of Columbia today vowed to protect U.S. EPA’s regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from President Trump’s directive on energy. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) led the coalition, along with the attorneys general from Vermont, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington. [ read more … ]

Inslee and West Coast governors, mayors issue statement on Trump Clean Power Plan executive order

By the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California and the Mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles  •    •  Posted 2017-03-29 05:01:00

“As the governors of Washington, Oregon and California and the mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles, we speak today in unified opposition to President Trump’s Executive Order withdraw and rewrite the Clean Power Plan. We won’t let the president’s misguided decision limit our region’s economic opportunities or our commitment to doing what’s right to make our cities and states cleaner and healthier for future generations.” [ read more … ]

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