President Donald Trump issued an executive order curtailing numerous climate initiatives put in place by the Obama administration and instead expanding the use of fossil fuels.
Americans waste $875 billion each year on fossil fuels even though the sun and wind can provide our energy for free. Burning fossil fuels also kills tens of thousands of Americans and causes millions more illnesses each year. If Trump truly wanted to “make America great again,” he would embark on a rapid transition to 100 percent renewable energy. That effort would be strikingly inexpensive and would pay for itself many times over in short order, saving American families almost $1 trillion in energy costs and $600 billion in health costs each year. Instead, Trump is trying to lock American families into forking over more cash to his fossil-fuel cronies.