There are only about 500 of the endangered giants, which were hunted nearly to extinction up to the 1950s.
Trump and Pruitt are stripping away proposed regulations that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel burning plants.
He signs an order telling the EPA to rewrite the ‘Clean Power Plan.’ The order also lifts a short-term ban on new coal mining on public lands. (Photo: Smog shrouded Los Angeles in the 1970s.)
The anti-environment EPA chief Scott Pruitt has his sights set on efforts to combat global warming.
Trump’s inaction on appointments leaves the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with too few members to get its work done.