US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order canceled a series of regulations from the era of his predecessor , Barack Obama on combating climate change in a move designed to boost energy production domestically and pledged to defenders of the environment in defiance of the courts.
And will seek the decree , which bears the name is 'energy independence' to cancel the (Clean Energy Plan) , which obliges States to cut carbon emissions from Mahgtat electricity , a vital element in helping the United States in implementing their obligations under the anti - global agreement climate it agreed about 200 countries in Paris in December change .
The executive order will be canceled ban on leasing federal land for companies to extract coal and negate rules to limit methane from oil and gas production emissions.
A senior White House official told reporters ahead of it to be issued on Tuesday 'will move in a different direction.'
The 'previous administration has detracted from the value of the workers ' policy. We can protect the environment and at the same time providing work for people. '
Trump and signed it in the Environmental Protection Agency Friday afternoon.
It is wide - ranging executive is the most prominent in the Trump campaign to reduce the environmental regulations in order to revive the exploration for oil and gas and coal mining , a promise he had declared repeatedly during his campaign.
And it pledged to environmental groups to address those orders.
The billionaire Tom Steer head of a group Nquestgen environmental group Climate 'such acts attack on American values and threaten the health, safety and well - being of every American. '
Group Earth environmental Justis said it would fight the executive order inside and outside the courts.
Tripp said the head of the group Nubian 'This law ignores scientific facts.'
The executive order will direct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of 'review' official in order to eliminate the clean energy that put Obama in the 2014 plan , but not implemented, due to reasons including legal challenges by the states of the Republic.
It is likely that the review lead to legal challenges by some prosecutors and federal environmental groups in the US may continue for years.
The clean energy plan commits States to reduce both carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent from the levels of 2005, by 2030.