The US President Donald trump has signed a decree that revises the plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, reports The Associated Press.
The plan was introduced last head of state Barack Obama. The new decree trump will introduce a 14-month moratorium on the issuance of licenses for coal mining on Federal lands.
“All we need to bring back our jobs, our dreams and once again make America rich [country],” said trump during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Agency for the protection of the environment.
In addition, the decree provides for the review of the monitoring of methane emission reduction in oil and natural gas.
In late February, the Washington Post, citing sources wrote that trump plans to sign a document that removes restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions for utilities.
Among other plans trump was the desire to change the “Rule of the water resources of the United States”, approved by Obama in 2015. The provision applies to 60% of water objects of the country and restricts the work of enterprises, which can pollute the environment.
During the election campaign, trump criticized the U.S. effort to use a program to combat climate change. He called the theory of climate change “Scam”. In his view, it was developed by the Chinese to destroy American industry.
Among the campaign promises trump was out of the Paris climate agreement. It was signed at the end of 2015, 196 countries, including the United States. The document suggests that by 2020 developing countries will receive $100 billion a year for climate solutions. These funds they have to allocate to other signatory States to the Treaty.
However, in late February, The Wall Street Journal reported that trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who is an adviser to the American President, convinced the US President not to come out of the Paris climate agreement. Ivanka trump and Kushner believe that the problems of ecology and climate the issue of changing climates has to be the priority directions in work of administration of the President of the United States.