By Tim Kowols
Recent executive orders by President Donald Trump are being viewed by environmentalists as blows to their fight against climate change. According to the Los Angeles Times, President Trump’s orders puts an end to former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan which forced electricity companies to reduce their emissions along with lifting some regulations at the country’s coal mines and oil and gas drilling sites. Dick Smythe from the Climate Change Coalition of Door County says the new policies are short sighted.
Proponents of the new measures say it will get people back to work in those industries. The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will host a screening of the new Charles Ferguson documentary on the subject called “Time To Choose” at Crossroads at Big Creek on April 5 beginning at 7 p.m.