Two weeks ago Trump and his team of climate-deniers launched their first major effort to unravel the climate progress achieved under the Obama administration. As well as moving to undo the Clean Power Plan, Trump signed an executive order lifting last year’s pause on mining coal on our public lands. Soon after, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke put a stop to the Department of the Interior’s attempts to update the federal coal leasing program to ensure Americans would be fairly compensated for use of public resources.
These actions make it clear that the Trump administration is not only behind the times, but also out-of-touch with most Americans. According to a national poll conducted by researchers at Yale, most Americans are worried about the damaging effects of climate change, and 69% of Americans want to restrict carbon emissions on coal-fired power plants.
Send a message to Trump and Secretary Zinke: Most Americans oppose your actions on coal. We won’t let you rollback American progress!