President-elect Donald Trump issued a video message on the status of his transition. He touched on energy as part of his promise to create “wealth and jobs” for Americans.
“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,” he promised.
Trump has promised to repeal the Clean Power Plan on day one, but has offered no alternative plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Update: in a meeting with the New York Times, Trump’s response to a question on the connectivity between human activity and climate change: “I think there is some connectivity. Some. Something. It depends on how much.” With regard to the Paris Agreement, he said “I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it.”