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Trump launches cutbacks of climate policies

After long threatening to rollback Obama's climate policies, Donald Trump has signed a degree to dismantle climate change efforts in favour of oil and gas.

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The US will be a much more friendly country to investments coal and oil  while close to a decade of efforts to reduce the country's CO2 emissions will be slashed. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen its resources stripped back after President Donald Trump paid a visit yesterday in order to sign a decree dismantling the environmental protections which are a centrepiece of President Obama's environmental legacy.

The Trump administration will rollback Obama's Clean Power Plan on the grounds that it hinders oil drilling and coal mine operations.

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