Trump Doubles Down On Climate Denial After Clean Power Plan Rollback

President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Trump Doubles Down On Climate Denial After Clean Power Plan Rollback

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would roll back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy that sought to cut pollution from electricity production and scale back coal burning. The plan was central to the U.S. commitment at the Paris Climate Agreement.

In another blow to environmental protection, President Trump nominated Kathleen Hartnett White, a hardcore climate change denier, to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality last week. White runs the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an organization that has claimed Carbon emissions are good for the environment. White joins a growing list of climate change deniers in the White House.

To discuss the Trump Administration’s energy policy, we’re joined by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.