The World Resources Institute highlights seven of the most consequential examples of how Trump has dismantled, rolled back, and otherwise weakened efforts to tackle climate change.
Many environmental protections in the United States can be traced back to the first Earth Day in 1970, which generated support for creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Clean Air and Water Acts. Environmental safeguards are critical to protecting Americans and ensuring sustainable economic growth.
Unfortunately, over the last three and a half years President Donald Trump has initiated an unprecedented number of regulatory rollbacks that ignore science and severely impact public health, the economy and the environment. Even as the extraordinary health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 continue to unfold the Trump Administration is keeping pace in undermining environmental regulations.
Click here for a summary of the resulting impact on Americans’ health and well-being.
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