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Trump poised to roll back climate protections

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will sign an "Energy Independence Executive Order," a White House official told AFP. The new president will unveil a series of measures to review regulation curbing oil, gas and coal production and limiting carbon emissions. The centerpiece of Trump's plan is an effort to slow walk Obama's…