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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.

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09/02/2019 11:57 AM

465 comments

  • Vigilabo S.
    09/21/2019 21:31

    Sometimes I wonder if this man is going through life purposely playing the role of an idiot just for kicks. Whenever I start thinking like that, I have to backhand my brain back to its senses.

  • Cheryl A.
    09/17/2019 18:20

    Fuctard

  • Gamiei K.
    09/15/2019 12:00

    When you Know nothing enviroment diverting the speeh is a common tactics for all politicians .

  • David D.
    09/12/2019 12:52

    What an idiotic ignorant moron

  • Neville M.
    09/12/2019 01:33

    Contrary to what he tells us he know sweet fuck all about anything .the only thing he is good at is telling us how good he is

  • Dan A.
    09/11/2019 23:39

    The shit that comes out of his mouth is enough to stuff up the climate?

  • Neville M.
    09/11/2019 22:59

    He knows best just ask him the ego maniac

  • Jim S.
    09/11/2019 22:48

    dumbest cunt ever

  • Jenny C.
    09/11/2019 16:37

    morning chuckle for you.

  • Dale W.
    09/11/2019 16:32

    I'm going to make a wild guess that despite his claim he's actually won no environmental awards.

  • Sandra P.
    09/11/2019 13:07

    He loves his own voice!!!!!!!!

  • Anwar S.
    09/11/2019 05:55

    Poor American got a joker president

  • Frank L.
    09/11/2019 01:33

    Stfu you stupid moron. It irritates the hell out of me ... When he talks out of his Ass. Stupid stuff in . Idiot stuff out. everything comes out of his Ass. Idiot moron .

  • Joan H.
    09/10/2019 21:31

    He thinks he’s a comedian - he’s not very funny! He’s tragic!

  • Bill R.
    09/10/2019 13:00

    What a fucking moron!

  • Tim B.
    09/10/2019 10:16

    Weather is not global warming .

  • Tim B.
    09/10/2019 10:15

    You would kill every thing that makes it s Forest 🌳 you have lost your mind .

  • Ozzie C.
    09/10/2019 07:55

    Trump and his supporters are really.foolish!

  • Jithu J.
    09/10/2019 07:15

    I think he loves to keep his crowd entertained than informed 😂 I thought only Ukraine elected a stand up comedian , well America did it first 😂 god save India 🥴🙏

  • Ximena E.
    09/10/2019 05:12

    I agree with him.

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