Pages with tag Energy Policy
- Trump Administration set to destroy Obama-era climate/environment-protection policies: The Obama Administration put in place many regulations and laws protecting the environment, and working to mitigate climate change. Since his inauguration, the Trump Administration has seemingly been focused on one thing -- gutting President Obama's legacy. Today they went after those clean energy and environmental protection policies. The Executive Order issued today is a litany of bad ideas and policy regarding the environment and energy policy. The list of reasons for the world to abandon fossil fuel consumption is too long to list here.
U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Policy (Renewable Fuel Standard) While Trump Adviser:
Billionaire Carl Icahn is under investigation for double-dealing, a.k.a. personal enrichment, regarding biofuels policy changes he pushed for while an advisor to the Trump Administration. Namely, in December 2016 Icahn joined the Trump Transition team to help shape Trump's regulatory agenda. During the time he was in that role, Icahn pushed for changes in the renewable fuel standard that would have benefited CVR Energy, an independent oil refiner in which Icahn owns a majority share.