For example, federal agencies are no longer required to consider climate change when reviewing the environmental impact of new projects.
Mr Trump's move to end what he called the "war on coal" comes at a time when utility companies decisively favour fuel sources other than coal for new power plants, especially cheap and abundant natural gas and renewable energy, favoured by policies to promote wind and solar at the worldwide, federal and state levels.
President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on "Energy Independence", eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017.
The Clean Power Plan was introduced by President Barack Obama and the EPA in August 2015 in an effort to cut US CO2 emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.
"This is not what most people elected Trump to do", said David Goldston, director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council. The group, led by New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, said in a statement: "We won't hesitate to protect those we serve - including by aggressively opposing in court President Trump's actions that ignore both the law and the critical importance of confronting the very real threat of climate change".
The White House did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the lawsuit. The order also requires the EPA and Dept. of Interior to review new methane emission regulations enforced on oil and gas drilling operations.
But many people in coal country are counting on the jobs that Trump has promised, and industry advocates praised his orders.
Advocates said they also will work to mobilize public opposition to the executive order, saying they expect a backlash from Americans who worry about climate change.
"These executive actions are a welcome departure from the previous administration's strategy of making energy more expensive through costly, job-killing regulations that choked our economy", said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue. We don't hold it against him that he is doing what he promised - all in his power to help both miners and other Americans who rely on low-priced electricity generated from coal.
But they believe efforts to revive fossil fuels ultimately will fail because many states and industries already have been embracing renewable energy and natural gas. The administration is still in discussion about whether it intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Tillerson, who is on his first official visit to China, said after talks with his Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here. On Friday , Trump took to Twitter to say China had "done little to help" in North Korea's nuclear program.
The Swiss star feels he was lucky to secure the win as he bids to add to his Australian Open and Indian Wells crowns this season. Both matches took place a year ago , with Federer prevailing on clay in Rome and Zverev scoring an upset on grass in Halle.
But I wasn't anxious before, I am not anxious now. " I like him very much, he's very passionate and I love that passion ". There's nothing new that I want to say about it, I just concentrate on my job and I am totally focused on our next game.
It's our main focus, especially this coming week. "We thought it was best to let him go home rather than spread it. However, the team also didn't lose their games against other teams in last four matches.
However, Gavin Rosdale will go to the finale without any act as his team members were eliminated in the semi-finals last week. Mo has now won a contract with Polydor Records, and is now set to record his winner's EP, due to be released in a few weeks.
Brie Bella addressed the situation, saying that John Cena proposing to Nikki Bella at Wrestlemania was a far-fetched idea. Although Nikki had to leave the WWE for a time because of a neck injury, she came back with a vengeance.
The Raiders have been on the move quite a bit in their almost six decades as a pro football franchise. The team won two Super Bowl championships in Oakland in 1977 and 1981 and one in Los Angeles in 1984.
Felder is shooting a team-best 43 percent from 3-point range while averaging 5.7 points entering the Gonzaga game. Joel Berry added 11 despite missing part of the first half when he re-injured an already balky ankle.
According to the arrest affidavit, investigators also interviewed Thomas, who said he was with Eleby and Brauer under the bridge. The White House has promised federal funds to assist with repairs, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Friday afternoon.
Ford recalling 52000 trucks because they may move in park
Last week, Ford recalled more than 440,000 vehicles to correct engine fire hazards and doors that flew open during driving. Ford is urging owners of the affected trucks to use the parking brake to make sure the vehicles don't roll away.
Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation
Mike Rogers. "The committee asked her to testify on our own accord and we still intend to have her speak to us", Langer said. Democrats have called on Nunes to step down from his post , while most Republicans in the chamber say they support Nunes.
EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops
The House voted 228-194 on Wednesday to prohibit the EPA from writing rules using science that is not publicly available. More than a decade ago, the EPA banned the spraying of chlorpyrifos indoors to get rid of household bugs.
Snapchat now lets you search across over 1 million Stories
The results have been wonderful : "you can search over one million unique stories on Snapchat!" said the company in a blog post. While there's no mention of advertising, introducing search clearly opens up a whole new ad category for Snap.
Google Maps Lets You Play Ms. Pac-Man For April Fool's
While updates usually do things like improve stability or speed, this update does something far more useful: it lets you play "Ms. Getting the jump on the day of jokes, Google has given its iOS and Android Google Maps an arcade gaming makeover.
Rebecca Lobo Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
It was the first year that Self was on the ballot and he becomes the 20th person associated with Kansas basketball to be inducted. The award is the highest and most prestigious award presented by the Hall of Fame outside of Enshrinement.
Neymar on target as Brazil rout Paraguay 3-0
Arguably, Tite's most significant achievement since taking charge is to make Brazil less reliant on Barcelona superstar Neymar. Philippe Coutinho scored a first-half opener against Paraguay , with Neymar and Marcelo adding insurance in the second period.
After its stunner, Mississippi State turns to title game
Their dominance has taken over women's basketball in the best way possible, yet many hang on to the underdog story. I feel like we earned respect tonight. "A big part of it was because of what they were doing", the coach said.
China's Xi to meet Trump, who predicts 'difficult' meeting
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before their meeting at at the Great Hall of the People, March 19, 2017, in Beijing, China. "I'd get him a McDonald's hamburger and I'd say we've gotta get down to work because you can't continue to devalue".