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President Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama’s Climate Policy

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USA Today

President Trump signed an executive order on American energy independence executive order Tuesday, keeping a campaign promise and rolling back the Obama administration’s aggressive attempts to reduce carbon emission through the Clean Power Plan rule.

Trump proclaimed the order as “the start of a new era of American energy production” that would “restore economic freedom and allow our workers to thrive compete and succeed on a level playing field for the first time in a long time.” Trump spoke at a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday on a stage with a dozen coal miners. Watch the full event in the player above.

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