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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
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353 comments

  • 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

  • Ray U.
    09/30/2019 23:45

    Who is this clown? There is no way he is the President of the United States of America!?!? 😥😥😢

  • Mitchell G.
    09/30/2019 11:19

    What a dummy

  • Ronald B.
    09/29/2019 21:21

    Yes i voted for President Trump and going to again and again when his kids run 20/24. you bunch of disrespectful clowns sit back and enjoy the show oh you better get the large popcorn & drink

  • Raul H.
    09/29/2019 19:43

    President Trump you don't know what you talking about

  • Sam S.
    09/29/2019 15:58

    Omigd. The Stupid is so deep....

  • Jason S.
    09/29/2019 15:55

    Like any good salesman, he's going to pretend he knows everything

  • Deborah Q.
    09/29/2019 02:57

    Ramble on..making no sense..noise from windmills cause cancer? I'm sure that's why the Dutch are extinct..the fool on the hill strikes again

  • John D.
    09/28/2019 14:06

    You go Trump

  • Steve C.
    09/28/2019 13:42

    Living proof that idiots do exist

  • Nancy L.
    09/28/2019 12:36

    And I yet he has people that believe him! Yikes!!!

  • Bill M.
    09/28/2019 01:28

    25 year old leaves guess he never heard of decomposition but you would possibly have to read a. Book to learn about it. I know tweet it to him he reads those

  • Betty G.
    09/27/2019 23:51

    And this is our President. God help us. 😂😂

  • Arthur B.
    09/27/2019 14:52

    HE'S A MORON. CAN'T EVEN GIVE A PROPER SPEECH.

  • Gwendolyn F.
    09/26/2019 13:37

    How stupid can he be I see real stupid sound like a fifth grader and he is your president ?!!

  • Carl W.
    09/26/2019 11:59

    Top climate change hoax scientist's have just had a Giant meeting with its finest minds world wide and have recently agreed on the fastest, easiest, and most cost effective way to stop the deadly climate change. The solution is. ..... All you Believers have to do is effectively immediately stop exhaling CO2. Al Gore and Planned parenthood also agreed with this solution. You can breath in just stop exhaling.

  • Pam G.
    09/26/2019 01:05

    He is such ajerk

  • Paul D.
    09/26/2019 00:31

    Love my President!! Trump 2020!!!😍 smartest guy on the planet. Its sad the left has to edit his speeches to make him look bad. Good thing there's more people with common sense.😊