Wednesday, March 29, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to overturn key parts of the Obama administration's plan to tackle global warming.
The move will undo the Clean Power Plan which required states to slash carbon emissions.
The executive order also cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Regulations on oil, gas and coal production are also to be reviewed.
President Trump has promised to remove green rules which he says hurt the economy. During the campaign, he vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal agreed in December 2015. But environmental groups warn that they will have serious consequences at home and abroad.