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Trump Sweeps Away Climate Rules Vowing `New Energy Revolution'

  • President hasn’t announced if U.S. will quit Paris accord
  • Clean Power Plan, methane limits targeted for rollback
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Trump Signs Executive Order on Energy Independence

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President Donald Trump moved aggressively to undo his predecessor’s carbon-cutting commitments, promising "a new energy revolution" that would unleash America’s abundant fossil-fuel resources.

Flanked by coal miners, Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that begins unraveling a raft of rules and directives to combat climate change, which President Barack Obama wove into the fabric of the federal government as he made addressing the issue a centerpiece of his second term.