Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) said on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s new executive order prioritizing jobs over climate change regulations is “stupid and dangerous,” according to 100% Fed Up.
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Sanders said President Trump’s newly signed executive order that rolls back the Obama administration’s Clean Energy Plan is “nonsensical, and stupid, and dangerous approach.”
The former presidential hopeful said that while “Trump and his friends think climate change is a hoax,” the scientific community is almost unanimous in their view that climate change is caused by human activity and creates devastating problems.
President Trump has pledged to roll back a number of climate change regulations and wants to revive the coal industry.
The Trump administration argues that the Clean Energy Plan established during the Obama years would have cost $39 billion a year and raise energy prices by 10 percent in 41 states, according to The Libertarian Republic.