Under Trump, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to aggressively
roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
Trump plans to sign the executive order at the EPA to reduce
"unnecessary regulatory obstacles that restrict the responsible
use of domestic energy resources," a White House official said.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told ABC's "This Week" the order
would help reverse the Obama administration's anti-fossil fuel
Pruitt has publicly doubted the scientific consensus that human
actions are the lead cause of climate change. His installation
at the EPA last month reinforced the view on both sides of the
political divide that America is ceding its position as a leader
in the global fight on climate change.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jason Lange; Editing by Peter
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