Trump’s EPA begins rolling back regulations that protect our health and environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to implement President Trump’s executive order to identify regulations that are “overly burdensome” to industry and, thus, should be “repealed, replaced, or modified.” An EPA regulatory task force has formally launched a stakeholder process to solicit public input through May 15 on which regulations are “outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective” or “inhibit job creation.” The executive order and the EPA’s action are part of a concerted assault on public protections by the Trump administration and the GOP-led Congress. Under the guise of “regulatory reform,” the EPA—at the behest of President Trump—is putting commonsense regulations that ensure clean air, water, and land on the chopping block. Removing these safeguards puts polluters, not Americans, first. 

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