by Tom Johnson
NJ Spotlight

President Donald Trump yesterday carried through on a vow to roll back key elements of the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change, a decision likely to have profound impacts on a coastal state like New Jersey.

To environmentalists, Democrats, and other critics of the new president, the step is probably going to mean more windblown air pollution from other regions, increased risk of respiratory ailments, and an even bigger surge in fracking of natural gas in neighboring states…

Conservative think tanks dispute that argument. “This executive order rolls back one of the most economically damaging policies of the Obama administration, and it is another sign that President Trump intends to keep his promises to those hardest hit by President Obama’s energy and environmental policies,’’ said Craig Richardson, of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute.

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