WASHINGTON (AP) June 19, 2019
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
Trump has rejected scientific warnings on climate change, including a dire report this year from scientists at more than a dozen federal agencies noting that global warming from fossil fuels “presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life.” Administration officials argue climate science is imperfect, and that it’s not clear climate change would have as great an impact as forecast.
Democrats pledge to make combatting climate change a major issue in the presidential race. They condemned Wednesday’s act. Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren called for broad action to reduce emissions, saying “the climate crisis is endangering our country, our health, our economy and our national security.”