Trump Has Options In Killing Obama’s ‘Climate Change’ Legacy

The first thing the soon to be inaugurated President Trump should do is restrict Mr. Obama from using taxpayer funds to take fossil fueled flights, since Mr. Obama is such a big believer in anthropogenic climate change. Then, whatever house Obama settles in, should remove it from the electric grid and put solar panels on the roof and in the yard. Since Obama cares.

(NY Times) If he follows through, most of these moves will be opposed by environmental groups, by Democrats in Congress and perhaps even by some Republicans. But Mr. Trump will have several tools to begin nullifying the Obama climate agenda.

One of them is the little-known Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a small outpost within the executive branch that has, since the Clinton administration, been the last stop for many regulations before they go into effect.

Lawyers in the office pore over thousands of pages of federal regulations daily and pride themselves on meticulously reviewing the fine print, even if that takes months or years.

Under the control of the new administration, the office could slow President Obama’s latest regulatory initiatives by repeatedly sending them back for additional work.

Well, that’s one way. Another is to make sure that the regulations from the climate weenies in government never make it there.

If Mr. Trump does decide to withdraw from the Paris agreement, he will find it difficult: The accord went into force this month. He would also encounter tremendous obstacles were he to try to dismantle the E.P.A., another campaign threat.

Warmists, like the NY Times writers, continuously say it would be hard to kill the Paris agreement. No. It is not binding, and, has no legal force since it was never ratified by the Senate, as required by the Constitution. A simple Executive Order cancelling it would suffice. Dismantling the EPA? That would be hard, but, their actions can be heavily rolled back with the proper person installed as the head of the EPA. It would be a mistake to get rid of the EPA, as they are important to environmental standards. Their overall power should be rolled back, though, so that they deal with their mandate, rather than all the mission creep. Trump could force a redirection of the mission to focus on the environment, rather than the ultra-political ‘climate change.’

“Donald Trump can’t just snap his fingers and change climate policy,” said David Goldston, director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “We have ways to thwart him in Congress and the courts that we could employ.”

Au contraire. Obama snapped his fingers and signed documents. Trump can do the same in cancelling those documents. What Obama’s pen giveth, Trump’s Sharpie can take away.

The article provides lots of ways Trump could dismantle Obama’s climate legacy. Worth the read. The question is “will he?” Time will tell who the real Donald Trump is.

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14 Responses to “Trump Has Options In Killing Obama’s ‘Climate Change’ Legacy”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Lest we forget… Our only Earth is rapidly warming from the CO2 added to the atmosphere from our burning of fossil fuels.

    Unless we slow the CO2 emissions or develop a way to remove the gigatons added each year, the Earth will continue to warm. The warming is superimposed on any and all natural phenomena that also regulates our Earth’s overall “temperature”.

  2. Our only Earth is rapidly warming from the CO2 added to the atmosphere from our burning of fossil fuels.

    You must be talking about some other Earth, I figure.

    Unless we slow the CO2 emissions or develop a way to remove the gigatons added each year, the Earth will continue to warm.

    Warming is indeed a change of state; and if it were to ever happen, it would have an effect on some things. The science says this effect would involve a mix of good and bad things, related to our survival; much of this would involve more fertile land for growing crops that would feed people. America is unique in that our poor people are fat, but across the world, starvation is a real thing.

    There is a different kind of “science” that says warming would be ALL BAD. The fake kind. The “keep saying it over and over and your friends & teachers think you’re sciencey” kind.

    But in order to settle exactly what happens with warming, we first have to have some. We do have the carbon saturation. We’re missing the warming that’s supposed to go with it. We’re also missing the critical thinking that should kick in and say “Oh, that correlation between CO2 and warming? About that…”

  3. Jeffery says:

    Loved your acting in Shawshank, but your views on climate science are wack.

    to settle exactly what happens with warming, we first have to have some.

    Since you deny the basics of science what is there to debate? The Earth is warming, even 97% of science deniers now understand that fact.

    Climate scientists do not claim that rapid warming will be all “bad” just that conditions will be different. All of human civilization evolved during the Holocene, and we are now warming ourselves out of it.

  4. david7134 says:

    Morgan,
    I don’t recognize your name as having encountered our Jeff. Let me fill you in, he is a man child that is having a tantrum over the loss of the evil witch, Hillary. He is saying the same things about climate he has for several years now, it is not worth the effort to engage him as he does not know a thing about science and just spouts junk that has long been proven invalid. There are other aspects of his nature that are complete contradictions, such as the fact that he hates corporations, but he owns one. He hates people taking tax breaks, but he does. He hates everything and everybody but projects his hate to others. Don’t bother with him.

  5. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Where have you been lately, busy burning crosses in yards in celebration?

    Anyway, I’m sure if Mr. Freeman has an argument he’ll make it. But, let’s be honest, he has no reasonable argument. The Earth is warming – but I’m guessing the deniosaurs in the deniosphere are getting boners now that Chump was elected – so they’re replaying the oldies. The Pause! Climategate! Al Gore! etc etc

  6. david7134 says:

    Freeman, you see, Jeff made my point for me. Don’t respond to the jerk.

  7. david7134 says:

    Jeff, I have been having the time of my life watching all the liberals crying because their dream is bust and they are no more. It has been fantastic. I can save you the trouble of posting your lies and obfuscation as Trump is going to do dirty on the EPA and your climate crap.

  8. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    It has been a hell of a November, hasn’t it david7134? First we beat that stanky Depends wearing Crooked Killary’s smug face off and sent her into seclusion with her sweetheart Huma where they can contemplate their sex fiend pederast husbands. Then we got to watch john go silent and Jeffery begin his long decline into the depths of insanity and depression thrashing and flailing in the wind of change knowing all he said and all his corrupt ideas went for naught. Plus, along with him went all the little Snowflake douchebags of the left. All those salty tears! Then the markets, as if sensing a new beginning started throwing money at me almost as if I couldn’t make a wrong call. Just then the dealership called to deliver my wife’s new car and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving giving and all American Thanks to God for His blessings this year. Then, as if on cue, that filthy old murdering communist Castro finally died I do hope a painful death and now is with the other leftist pigs: Stalin, Hitler, Lenin, Mao, PolPot, Ho Chi-min, and the elder Kim’s. What a great November! And Klepto lost! Hahahaha.

  9. Liam Thomas says:

    but I’m guessing the deniosaurs in the deniosphere are getting boners now that Chump was elected – so they’re replaying the oldies.

    Yeah Jeffery Im pretty sure your 8 year boner is getting rather limp right about now.

  10. Jl says:

    Lest we forget: Our earth is not warming rapidly from the CO2 added to the atmosphere by our burning of fossil fuels. Fixed it for you

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    Lest we forget…,
    Hillary Clinton will never be President and that little libshit psycho ass-slamming grandpa lied about serving in the Army.

  12. Jeffery says:

    db,

    Your mommy wasn’t supposed to tell about all her ass-slamming! After getting banged in the ass once, she took a shit and voila, there you were. She fished you out of the cesspool and raised you with the birddogs out back.

  13. Stosh says:

    “Dismantling the EPA? That would be hard…”
    “Donald Trump can’t just snap his fingers and change climate policy,” said David Goldston, director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council.”

    Hmm, cutting their budget by 90% wouldn’t eliminate the EPA, but it’s effectiveness in promoting fake science policy would be curtailed.

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