27 May 2016 at 2:17 GMT
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America's most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing US oil and coal industries and bolster national security. Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the UN global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and protect waterways from industrial pollution. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely," Trump told a petroleum conference in North Dakota. "We're going to do all this while taking proper regard for rational environmental concerns." It was Trump's first speech detailing the energy policies he would advance if elected president. He received loud applause from the crowd of oil executives.
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