Easing coal rules unlikely to make US energy independent

The Trump administration is gutting Obama-era regulations opposed by the coal industry, but the strategy isn’t likely to have much effect on U.S. energy independence. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ushering in “the start of a new era” in energy production by signing an executive order that seeks to block, reverse or review several of President Barack Obama’s initiatives to limit climate change. Some will take effect immediately; others could take years and face long court challenges.

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Source: ABC News

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