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Dr. Jen Schneider’s Teach-In, April 27th

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Trumping the Environment: What’s Next for U.S. Energy Policy and Rhetoric

Dr. Jen Schneider, School of Public Service

Where is President Trump taking the nation on energy and the environment, how are social movements responding, and what can you do? Trump promised he would “bring back” the coal industry, rescuing it from President Obama’s “war on coal.” He also pledged to roll back environmental regulations, such as the Clean Power Plan, that the oil and gas industry despises, and chose former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State. Furthermore, unlike past presidents, he has largely remained silent on issues such as renewable energy and nuclear power. So what does this mean for the nation and the environmental movement?
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