It’s not clear as to exactly how or when Trump will get around to dismantling he global warming regulatory nonsense at the EPA.
He seems to be tied up with fake battles initiated by anti Trump forces designed to stop anything Trump.
Trump will burn Obama’s energy regulations
From The Washington Examiner: By JOHN SICILIANO • 2/6/17
President Trump’s priority in his first 100 days will be to incinerate many of the energy and environmental regulations imposed by former President Barack Obama in the past eight years.
The administration also will look for new opportunities for coal and to strike a balance between reducing energy imports from the Mideast while nevertheless cooperating with big energy-producing nations in the Persian Gulf.
Trump issued his broad America First energy plan on Inauguration Day, highlighting key priorities but without details on how the goals would be reached.
The plan is ambitious, from making the nation energy-independent, to developing clean coal technology and devising an energy-and-terrorism security strategy with the Saudi Arabians.
The new president foresees a $30 billion boost to the economy from repealing strict climate and green regulations, such as the Waters of the U.S. rule, which puts ranchers, energy developers and many others under the thumb of the Environmental Protection Agency.
And then there is the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Obama’s climate agenda, criticized for extending EPA authority over the power grid. The Supreme Court stalled the plan a year ago.
Beyond that, Trump wants to boost oil and natural gas production and to exploit vast fossil fuel deposits in America’s shale rock. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has made the U.S. the world’s biggest energy producer. Trump wants to extend that lead to the point where imports are not needed.
“We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own,” the plan says, adding, “We will use the revenues from energy production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure.”
The plan lists developing clean coal and scuttling ties with the OPEC oil cartel, while working with “Gulf allies to develop a positive energy relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy.” It is not certain what that would look like.