President Trump has cut a number of regulations that were indicative of a progressive fact free world view. The regulatory red tape was put in place to hamstring CO2 output at any cost. Now with some of the regulation removed coal and oil country will have a chance to recover. Looks like President Trump is trying to fulfill his promises to the working class whites that rallied for his election.
Despite the Libertarian ideals some try to push into the issue there is no free market solution to energy policy because both sides are trying to use the government to enforce their will. The Republicans’ position of being more or less neutral is why Democrats easily get away with enacting progressive regulations. Even clearly damaging policy, like that of the Obama administration, is left in place because the Republicans just shrug and call it rule of law.