What Does Trump Know About the Environment

"They say don't use hairspray, it's bad for the ozone. So I'm sitting in this concealed apartment… I don't think anything gets out." President Trump has some… ideas about the environment.

The Trump administration has repeatedly expressed skepticism toward climate change

Just how much does President Trump know about the environment? The Trump administration revealed its proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s program to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from remaining power plants. A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit to block the rule, claiming that it violates Trump’s obligations under the Clean Air Act. Nonpartisan research firm Resources for the Future, along with researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Syracuse University, and the Boston University School of Public Health, released new research showing that even Environmental Protection Agency’s meager projected pollution reductions from its rule are likely overestimated.

The president’s plan is the bare minimum the EPA thinks it can get away with. It is likely to increase both carbon dioxide and local air pollutants, along with their health impacts, in more than a dozen states according to an article in National Geographic. Plus, the EPA is going to have a hard time justifying it to a court. Most coverage so far has focused on the plan’s striking weakness, but there are several other aspects of the fight over power plant emissions that are worth understanding. How these policy and legal questions get resolved will have enormous influence on what the next administration can do to address climate change.

The Trump administration has repeatedly expressed skepticism toward climate change, an opposition front toward regulation, and an all-consuming hatred for anything with former President Barack Obama’s prints on it. If it had its preferences, it wouldn’t regulate carbon emissions at all. But it has to. In 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA, the Supreme Court ruled that if the EPA finds that greenhouse gases are a threat to public health, it must regulate them as air pollutants under the Clean Air Act. In 2009’s Endangerment Finding, the EPA found that, yes, greenhouse gases are a danger to public health.


09/02/2019 11:57 AM
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  • Dave W.
    06/29/2020 11:53

    Too many leaves on the forest floor, just sweep them up buttercup. Saves fires. People need to sweep up. No, no wait let’s build the greatest wall, let’s call it the Berlin or Great Wall Of China. It’s never been done before and guess what... we will make the Martians pay for it and fund the space force and trump empire. Delusional is my opinion. I’m glad I don’t live there.

  • Klaas S.
    06/21/2020 20:15

    Its just a poor old fool, you even can not blaim him, president unworthy

  • Richard C.
    06/21/2020 05:27

    Our current president really is the dumbest person in America!

  • Helena T.
    06/18/2020 13:57

    another clip exhibiting his salesman-pitch ... fa-la-la ... never once an esteem Presidential speech with substance ... always clowning as though he is a stand-up-has-been-comedian ... pathetic American President Donald Trump 🥀

  • Lorna M.
    06/15/2020 00:58


  • Ser H.
    06/08/2020 19:11

    FOUR MORE YEARS 😁 👌🏼 Love Trump 2020 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

  • Hussein B.
    06/08/2020 08:24

    He knows about the environment as much as i know about fishing

  • Margaret H.
    05/30/2020 08:33

    I hope he experiences some extreme weather very soon.

  • David T.
    05/21/2020 03:04

    What kills me is the Trumpass followers that cheer at what he says! Sweep the forest floor? Come on people!!

  • Sam S.
    05/20/2020 16:36

    U call yourself president!?

  • Hilda K.
    05/02/2020 19:01

    Do you use lemons for the color

  • Hilda K.
    05/02/2020 19:00

    Where did you buy your car I know China with the poor. People's money

  • Larry R.
    04/30/2020 04:22

    This is truly difficult to watch. It’s hard to imagine someone this incredible stupid. What is even harder to imagine is that their are a lot of morons that still support him🤪🤪🤪🤪

  • Oscar Q.
    04/27/2020 15:04

    What a ignorant..... uuuffffff

  • Pascual M.
    04/27/2020 14:48

    Men this guys so dumb...

  • Mole R.
    04/27/2020 08:13

    Fake news

  • Stan K.
    04/24/2020 16:53

    Just proves how stupid he is

  • Anish B.
    01/11/2020 16:53

    I wanna choke this douche real bad

  • Aditya B.
    10/22/2019 10:35

    feel it

  • Johnny H.
    10/01/2019 01:27

    where would you put everything if we clean out all the forest in California I've been thinking of different scenarios but i just don't see how to get rid of all that