Global Warming: Listen to the critics, and you'd think President Trump's executive order on federal climate change regulations spells doom for the planet. But an Obama administration report shows why such fears are wildly exaggerated.
In addition to directing the EPA to roll back former President Obama's hugely expensive Clean Power Plan, Trump's order targets a moratorium on coal leases, regulations on methane emissions and fracking, and other Obama climate change policies.
The reaction from environmentalists and Democrats was fast and furious.
Obama's EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, called it "dangerous." Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said it's "a declaration of war."
In a joint statement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Jerry Brown called it "profoundly misguided and shockingly ignores basic science."
Michael Moore, in his typically understated way, tweeted that Trump's order marked "the day the extinction of human life on earth began." More from the Investor's Business Daily here > Enviros Freak Over Trump's Climate Change Order, But Will Earth Notice?