Daily Times, 2 January 2017: While President Trump will need legislative
approval by Congress to accomplish parts of his economic policy agenda, he can
also implement several critical initiatives on his sole authority as chief
executive. Increasing the affordability of both U.S. and global energy is an
important economic and humanitarian objective and should be at the top of the
list. The following three actions are among the most critical Trump can take to
roll back the outgoing administration's job-killing assault on affordable energy.
End U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement and defund the U.N. Green
Climate Fund. Contrary to claims by the Obama administration, the recently
negotiated Paris Climate Agreement is no mere update of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).