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Trump Promises an 'Energy Revolution'

Roll Back Environmental Regulations, Bolster Coal Industry and 'Cancel' the Paris Agreement

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to undo existing environmental regulations and revive the coal industry during a major speech outlining his economic plan on Monday.

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.

Trump speech: The Hill, Politico, Think Progress, Wall Street Journal, CBC News, E&E News

Clinton endorsement: Washington Post, The Hill, Politico Pro, Huffington Post, CNN

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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