However, we repeat our mantra that DC, and Trump, are small players on the global road to building a smarter planet. Each one of us can keeps us on track by making good investments, and reaping returns, in efficiency, clean tech, clean energy, cleaner transportation and an aversion to over consumption. The rising tides of this energy and digital industrial revolution will drown out those who fail to see the incredible economic and environmental awards waiting for all of us:
What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Dismantle Obama’s Climate RulesCoral Davenport
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The New York Times
President Trump campaigned on sweeping promises to eliminate former President Barack Obama's major environmental regulations and "get rid of" the Environmental Protection Agency. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump offered a down payment on those promises, with memorandums clearing the path to construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. He is expected to roll back a few more rules, including some on coal production, in the next few weeks.
Although dismantling Mr. Obama's most far-reaching climate regulations can be done, it will take legal acumen and a lot of time – perhaps longer than a single presidential term. Here's a look at what Mr. Trump can and can't do, and how quickly, to roll back environmental regulations.
Coal mining on federal lands
A year ago, Mr. Obama incited the coal industry's rage with a stroke-of-the-pen executive action banning new leasing of coal mines on public lands. Mr. Trump has the same authority to undo the ban.