29 Mar 2017

Energy analyst says Trump's move gives miners false hope

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 29 March 2017

The US President Trump has signed an executive order which will roll back most of former President Barack Obama's climate change legacy.

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Mr Trump says the order will increase the United State's "energy independence" and he's making good on his promise to restore thousands of lost coal mining jobs.

But Andrew Light, a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute and a former US State Department climate official, told Morning Report that Mr Trump's promise to"put our coal miners back to work" could give coal workers false hope.