Fears for climate as Trump administration relaxes rules on oil reserves
The Trump administration has relaxed controls on America's oil reserves in a move that makes no mention of climate change. A memo published online with little publicity appears to undermine decades of government campaigns promoting fuel-efficient cars. The new government position follows a decade of fracking, which has unlocked shale oil reserves. That gives the US "more flexibility than in the past to use our oil resources with less concern", the Energy Department memo said.