Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt revealed Sunday that President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order this coming week that would undo an Obama-era policy that's meant to combat climate change.
During an interview on ABC's "This Week" Pruitt said Trump's Energy Independence Executive Order will come out on Tuesday.
"This is about making sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we do regulation in this country," Pruitt said.
This order would undo the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to cut carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants. The policy, however, has been put on hold and is pending judicial review.
Supporters of Obama's Clean Power Plan said it would create thousands of clean-energy jobs.
On the other hand, Pruitt said Trump's order is meant to bring back more coal-mining jobs, while also reducing the cost of electricity.
"We’ve made tremendous progress on our environment and we can be both pro-jobs and pro-environment, and the executive order’s going to address the past administration’s effort to kill jobs across this country through the Clean Power Plan," he said.
During his interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, Pruitt also called the 2015 Paris accord "a bad deal."
He suggested the deal, which is also meant to combat climate change, is unfair to the U.S.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.