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Trump Promises an 'Energy Revolution'
Roll Back Environmental Regulations, Bolster Coal Industry and 'Cancel' the Paris Agreement
Quoting data from pro-fossil fuel groups, Trump accused President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of killing jobs and suppressing economic growth.
In an accompanying press release, the Trump campaign also promised to rescind Obama's climate policies and to "cancel" the Paris agreement. Two former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators endorsed Clinton today, citing her environmental record while criticizing Trump for his "profound ignorance of science," particularly relating to climate change.
Commentary: Washington Post, Chris Mooney column, New York Times editorial, Baltimore Sun editorial; CNBC, Tom DiChristopher column; Washington Post, Philip Bump, Amber Phillips & Callum Borchers column; New York Times, Neil Irwin & Alan Rappeport column
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