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Sen. Jim Inhofe: New Trump order coming this week to dismantle Obama's climate policies

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If you’re among those who believe, global warming or not, the “solution” is to be found with private-sector innovation and not the heavy hand of government (raising my hand right here), this is very good news. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) says he’s expecting a new executive order this week by which President Trump will undo a complicated web of executive climate activism put in place by you-know-who:

“What you’re going to see next week is he’s going to take this power plan that we know isn’t going to work anyway and he’s going to run that over,” Inhofe said.

The 2015 Clean Power Plan is a set of regulations on new and existing power plants that forces states to meet targets, established by the EPA, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Inhofe said former President Barack Obama’s plan was a “dismal failure.”

“Now, Obama said we will reduce [carbon dioxide] emissions by 27 percent by 2025,” Inhofe said. “We immediately, cause I was chairing the committee, had the EPA come in to say, ‘How is he going to do that?’ Well, he couldn’t do it, so obviously that wasn’t going to happen.”

Instead of passing legislation, Obama acted through regulation, Inhofe said.

“The things he couldn’t do through legislation, he’d do through regulation,” he said. “That’s where all the regulations came in.”

In the blueprint for his budget, Trump will cut 3,200 jobs from the EPA, slashing the agency by 31 percent. Under the blueprint, the agency’s budget will be reduced from $8.3 billion to $5.7 billion.

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