Trump administration officials met this week to discuss a new path forward on climate change strategy, Politico reported Thursday.
The meeting was to discuss new policies that break from the administration’s early and extensive work to repeal former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Biden, bruised by Afghanistan, faces a critical test in Ukraine Is the US capable of thinking strategically? Juan Williams: GOP infighting is a gift for Democrats MORE suite of climate regulations, the report said.
The meeting was allegedly also meant to find a new way to frame Trump’s energy and environmental work, and to push back on the public perception that the administration doesn’t support climate change science.
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
The report does not indicate any potential policy shifts from the Trump administration, which has acted aggressively to reverse much of the Obama administration's climate change work and shift the conversation about the issue in the United States.
Trump has undone Obama’s landmark 2013 climate change blueprint, moved to repeal several regulations on industries that create climate change-causing pollution and stacked his administration with officials who doubt the scientific consensus that climate change is predominately caused by human activity.
Trump has said he will pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a position reaffirmed by several high-ranking officials this week during the United Nations General Assembly. His Environmental Protection Agency is also preparing to launch an effort to critique the validity of climate change science.