CBS8 by MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday
aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former
President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.
The order will suspend, rescind or flag for review
more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy
production in the form of fossil fuels.
As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a
review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions
at coal-fired power plants. The regulation, which was the former
president's signature effort to curb carbon emissions, has been the
subject of long-running legal challenges by Republican-led states and
those who profit from burning oil, coal and gas.
Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax"
invented by the Chinese, has repeatedly criticized the power-plant rule
and others as an attack on American workers and the struggling U.S. coal