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Put Trump and Secretary Zinke on notice: Our progress on coal is here to stay!

No Coal Capitol Protest

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!

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Through the President's recent Executive Order on coal, and the Secretary of Interior's decision to halt the federal coal leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process, your administration has demonstrated it doesn't speak for 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. Americans, both urban and rural, want well-paying jobs and a safe future for their children. That means policies that protect our future, not policies that keep us stuck in the past. That means maintaining popular environmental regulations on coal, and supporting the growth of new industries like clean energy, which now employs more people in the western U.S. than coal, oil and gas combined. If you continue to refuse to support safer, more practical policies for our nation's future, then millions of Americans like myself are ready to stand strong in defense of our communities’ health and our climate.
UK Beyond Coal Campaign