Within an hour of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the new administration revealed its energy policy on the White House website.
At the policy’s forefront are the revival of the coal industry and a clear focus on the oil and gas industries. The Obama administration’s 2013 Climate Action Plan, meanwhile, is set to be scrapped. The Environmental Protection Agency will refocus on protecting the air and water.
Backing clean coal technology will be at the core of the agenda for revitalising the industry. This will in turn encourage the development of cutting-edge carbon capture and storage technologies, and allow for a diversified energy mix.
Through leveraging the “vast untapped domestic energy reserves,” the incoming administration cites its intention to bring back “jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans.”
America’s new leadership claims its proposed plans will also free America of the dependence on foreign resources and industrial regulations while allowing for “energy policies that stimulate our economy, ensure our security, and protect our health.”