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Trump tosses Obama plan to cut greenhouse gases, embraces coal

Trump tosses Obama plan to cut greenhouse gases, embraces coal

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned former President Barack Obama's policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — a move Maryland Democrats pledged to challenge in court and on Capitol Hill as a threat to public health and the climate.

Trump's executive order suspends, rescinds or flags for review half a dozen Obama-era measures that the new administration argues unfairly hurt those who make their living off oil, coal and gas energy.

"That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams and making America wealthy again," said Trump, flanked by coal miners in a ceremony at Environmental Protection Agency...

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