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It's no secret that the climate change crisis is one of the most urgent threats facing the entire planet. If drastic action isn't taken in the next few years, the consequences will be irreversible.

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back Obama-era limits on carbon emissions in coal-fueled power plants, allowing states to set their own carbon emissions standards. According to the EPA's own findings, the move could result in as many as 1300 deaths by 2030.

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Fears that both scientists and environmentalists had hoped were irrational may well become reality amidst the ongoing catalog of Trump administrative proposals.

Some of these proposals are the Trump administration’s decision to closely scrutinize studies and data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as a forced gag order blocking communication between EPA scientists and the public and press.

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