President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to finally sign a long-feared executive order that will undo Obama-era climate regulations, and Scott Pruitt, who is tasked with overseeing the protection of the environment, spent the weekend bragging about the destructive order.
On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Pruitt told host George Stephanopolous: "The executive order will address the past administration's efforts to kill jobs across this country through the Clean Power Plan."
When Stephanopolous asked Pruitt if it was, in fact, possible to revive the coal industry despite global economic trends, Pruitt insisted that the order would do so.
Trump's executive order "will bring back manufacturing jobs across the country, coal jobs across the country." Pruitt said. "Across the energy sector, we have so much opportunity, George. And the last administration had an idea of keeping it in the ground. We need to be much more independent, less reliant upon foreign energy sources. And this is an opportunity. "
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