95 Environmental Regulations Threatened by the Trump Administration

New York Times analysis quantifies the environmental regulations at risk under the actions of the Trump administration.

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December 26, 2019, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka, and Kendra Pierre-Louis survey the wave of antiregulation actions by the Trump adninsitration—specifically anti-environmental regulation. The Trump administration is rolling back 95 environmental regulations in all.

"His administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has often targeted environmental rules it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses," according to the article."

The article breaks down the environmental rollbacks by categories (e.g., air pollution and emissions, infrastructure and planning, water pollution, and more), noting how many of each variety of rollback are completed or still in progress.

As noted in the article, the Trump administration's action to rollback environmental regulations haven't always lived up to legal scrutiny, and, as a report by New York University researchers [pdf] published in March 2019 predicts, the rollbacks will likely result in increased greenhouse gas emissions and public health risks.

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