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Trump has said that climate change is a hoax and bull shit. That false belief will cost us dearly unless we hold him accountable. More and more Americans from all walks of life and every party are urging action on climate change. Sixty-four percent of Americans worry about global warming.
Right now all eyes are on Trump (for so many reasons) not the least of which is what his climate change and energy policy will shape up to be. Much more is written about this in the ‘Trump Watch’ section of this website. During an interview with the New York Times on November 22, 2016, Trump backed away from climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese, but failed to articulate a position. Moreover, one of his major campaign promises was to withdraw immediately from the Paris Climate Agreement.
On Monday, November 21, 2016, Donald Trump published a video to YouTube with the status of the transition, and his plans for the first 100 days of his Presidency.
On energy, Donald Trump said:
“On energy, I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy – including shale energy and clean coal – creating many millions of high-paying jobs. That’s what we want, that’s what we’ve been waiting for.”
- Trump recently met with Nigel Farage and his entourage, and encouraged them to oppose offshore wind farms in the UK — including the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), an offshore wind farm being developed in Aberdeen Bay, within site of Trump International Golf Club — a fight Donald Trump already lost in the UK’s highest court, back in December of 2015
Trump’s stock in oil pipeline company raises concern
Trump’s 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. That’s down from between $500,000 and $1 million a year earlier.
Trump also owns between $100,000 and $250,000 in Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access