31 Mar '17, 4pm

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 6

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 6

A coal-processing facility in the Appalachian Mountains Christina Richards/iStock With the stroke of a pen, President Trump on Tuesday signed a so-called energy independence executive order that, if fully implemented, would do lasting damage to our environment and public lands, endanger our health and communities, and slow progress toward a clean energy economy that has been generating climate-safe, good-paying jobs like never before. The executive order is an effort to stop virtually all federal climate action, whether to limit climate change, respond to it, or understand it. The administration didn’t talk about it that way, though―perhaps because they know that wouldn’t be politically popular. Worse, the president promoted elements of his order with falsehoods and promises of benefits that are unlikely to materialize. Take, for example, the way he used a band of coal min...

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