US President-Elect Donald Trump lays out his 100-day plan to restore America to its former glory starting with the removal of restrictions on fossil fuel production — a move that would insult the Paris Agreement and its emissions limitations — to create more US jobs. Other details include the renegotiations of international trade deals and new bans of lobbying within his administration.
CNN said that US President-Elect Donald Trump's biggest promise -- the great wall of America against Mexico and a "deportation force" -- was missing from his roster of new trade deals, lobby restrictions and fuel production.
Speaking to CNN, the President-Elect said he will focus completely on American workers who are "producing steel, building cars, or curing disease." He said America's innovation and production should continue for generations "creating wealth and jobs for American workers."
The renegotiation of trade deals would halt the progress of the Obama administration-enforced Transpacific Partnership trade deal. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the US abandonment of the TPP to "collapse the balance of the benefit" of the partnership.
During his announcement of the 100-day plan, Donald Trump said: "I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy" citing shale energy, coal production and "clean coal". Observers noted that the lobbying restrictions Trump might have put in place to deny further environmental awareness to support the jobs market.
Grist.org Writer Sara Bernard said the "math on clean coal does not add up." She featured the Kemper County Energy Facility and "Carbon Capture and Sequestration", a supposed "clean coal" process that does not fulfill its promise.
Grist's Katie Herzog was also quick to point out that the shale industry is already exempted from a number of US environmental restrictions and that the low prices of coal and energy are the reasons why the energy sector is losing jobs. She writes, "Fossil fuel jobs have been in decline not because of overregulation, but due to the low prices of gas, oil and coal".