Trump’s ‘Energy Independence’ Agenda and What’s Next for the Climate Movement

By [email protected] If you ask Brandon Hurlbut what he thinks of President Trump’s “Energy Independence” executive order, he’ll tell you, “This has nothing to do with energy independence.”

Hurlbut, former Department of Energy chief of staff under Secretary Steven Chu and partner at Boundary Stone Partners, pointed out that the U.S. generates its electricity from renewables, natural gas and coal — all of which are domestic resources. The executive order signed earlier this week triggers a review and rollback of federal regulations on carbon emissions and fossil fuels in the name of promoting energy independence, as well as economic growth.

“So I think the

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