Editorial: Trump says the planet’s screwed, so let’s burn as much fossil fuel as we can

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STAR-LEDGER – First the good news: Science may no longer be the greatest casualty in Donald Trump’s war on truth, as his official position on climate change has made a tangible shift from “Chinese hoax” and “nonsense.”

The bad news is that while his administration now acknowledges the reality of climate change, his policy is essentially this: The planet’s screwed, so let’s feel free to burn as much fossil fuel as we can.

That is the message contained within an environmental impact statement drafted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was written to justify Trump’s recent decision to freeze fuel efficiency standards on cars and light trucks …

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