Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota

Trump vows to undo Obama's climate agenda in appeal to oil sector

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at news conference in Bismarck, North DakotaBy Valerie Volcovici and Emily Stephenson BISMARCK, N.D. (Reuters) – 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 U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security. Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. 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 “Any regulation that’s outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely,” Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, the capital of oil-rich North Dakota.

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