https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ene ... r-1&wpmm=1Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities
Donald J. Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Obama achieved on energy and the environment.
While vowing to “cancel” the international Paris climate accord Obama championed, Trump would also rearrange domestic energy and environmental priorities. He wants to open up federal lands to oil and gas drilling and coal mining. He wants to eliminate regulations he calls needless. He would scrap proposed regulations for tighter methane controls on domestic drillers. And he wants to shrink the role of the Environmental Protection Agency to a mostly advisory one and pull back the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s proposed plan to push utilities toward lower carbon emissions.
Although Trump has portrayed himself as the ultimate outsider, in putting together a transition team the New York real estate mogul has chosen veteran Washington insiders, many of them lobbyists for fossil fuel companies and skeptics about climate science.
Oil industry executives were delighted...
I don't think we're going to have 50 years of greenhouse gasses at today's levels regardless of who is president. The economics of renewables will soon "trump" fossil fuels even without subsidies, then it's game set match.DanCar wrote:Moving forward if we have 50 years of Trump politics with respect to green house gases will have CO2 go from 400 ppm to 480 ppm. Do you think Florida is going to fall into the ocean at this point or will it take 100 years?
They can have all the members they want. One party rule is what we have, just like China, so those members can make all the noise they want. Sue all the want.GRA wrote:Reagan's appointments of James Watt at Interior and Anne Gorsuch Burford at EPA were the best recruitment boosters the Sierra Club, NRDC, FoE, etc. ever had, and with a Climate Change Denier-in-Chief in office, I expect a similar increase in membership and funds..
No. The traditional auto manufacturers are NOT going to fight the US Government to demand EV sales !!! Not a chance.brian0123 wrote:I bet this is going to force Tesla, Nissan, Chevy, BMW, and other EV makers to work together as a counter to him. If Musk cares about climate change and the survival of Tesla... he'd be working tomorrow with Nissan and others to build common/interchangeable/cheaper parts and batteries. There is power in numbers instead of competition against eachother.