Trump administration officials will soon unveil their final plan to ease the burden on the elderly, a plan that is expected to reduce their CO2 emissions by 40% over the next decade.
The president’s senior advisors will also unveil the plan next month, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that the White House is expected announce it “in coming weeks.”
The plan is being developed to meet a requirement to cut carbon emissions by 20% over a decade by 2025.
The plan, however, has faced fierce resistance from Republicans who have claimed that it would allow the government to spend money on the very things it was supposed to do.
“The proposal is an effort to make up for what the administration has called a shortfall in our energy supply, with a $1 trillion plan to reduce CO2 pollution from cars, trucks, trains and planes,” Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota said during a hearing last week.
“This is a big promise to be made, but there’s no guarantee that the plan will be able to deliver on it.
It’s a promise, and I don’t think the American people are going to be comfortable with the result.”
Trump’s campaign also issued a statement criticizing the plan, saying it “sounds good but it’s only half-real.”
“It’s just not good enough,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the Wall St Journal.
“We need to stop the CO2 trap and end it.”
Trump, however has been critical of the plan.
“It would be a terrible thing for our economy to be forced to pay the price of a political party that wants to destroy the economy and the jobs of hard-working families, the very people we are supposed to be protecting,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News.
“So it is important that we do everything we can to make sure we have clean air, clean water, and clean energy for all Americans.”