President Donald Trump was sworn in at noon Friday, and within seconds the White House website was completely revamped, replacing the webpage on “climate change” with one that emphasized “vast untapped domestic energy reserves.”
The new “America First Energy Plan” webpage lays out Trump’s plan to boost U.S. energy production. Trump will repeal major Obama-era environmental regulations and open up more federal lands to coal, oil and gas production.
“Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy,” reads the new White House energy page. “The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil.”
It’s the first official look at how Trump will handle energy and environment issues as president.
On the campaign trail, Trump distanced himself from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by calling for more oil and natural gas production. Trump also supported the coal industry, pledging to roll back federal regulations targeting coal plants.
Trump’s also planned to issue a slew of regulations to repeal “job killing”energy regulations his first day in office. On Monday — which Trump considers his first day — he expects to sign as many as 200 executive orders, many targeting Obama-era policies.
Already, environmentalists and some liberal media outlets are panicking there’s no mention of “climate change” on the new WhiteHouse.gov.
— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) January 20, 2017
That’s a stark contrast to Obama’s “climate change” webpage — Obama’s White House website didn’t even have a section for energy.
“For the sake of our children and future generations, we must act now,” reads the old White House website. “And we are.”
The old White House website is archived.
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