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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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  • Pauline P.
    09/02/2019 12:03

    lol

  • Shaudy G.
    09/02/2019 12:05

    That is the stupidest muthafucka alive.

  • Elizabeth K.
    09/02/2019 12:08

    I must admit, I'll miss the laughs. #TulsiGabbard2020.

  • Juan R.
    09/02/2019 12:10

    Extreme idiot!

  • Umama H.
    09/02/2019 12:10

    this is gold 🤣🤣

  • Jenny G.
    09/02/2019 12:11

    Does he not hear himself?????🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Renfebron R.
    09/02/2019 12:11

    Murica had experienced the worst buffooneries in the oval office haven't you all had enough?what they all waiting for?perhaps few years more of world catastrophe SMH

  • Anne F.
    09/02/2019 12:11

    What a maroon

  • Artemis B.
    09/02/2019 12:12

    This moron insults our intelligence!. Impeach the orange prick!

  • Anne F.
    09/02/2019 12:16

    Watching this guy talk is like doing predictive text on your phone. Try it... Donald Trump loves y’all and the kids to see ya smile and let them smile on your smile smile and hugs and smile and hug them to you. No collusion.

  • Anna M.
    09/02/2019 12:18

    He’s an environmentalist. He’s an engineer. He’s a meteorologist. He’s a genius. But most of all, he’s an idiot.

  • Bida H.
    09/02/2019 12:19

    المسيح الله الرسول الله غضب عليك انشالله دمرتني انت الاسرئيل قصف رعب في العراق وسوريا البناني 👎👎👎👎

  • Elaine S.
    09/02/2019 12:19

    douchewaffledumbasswipe

  • Abhinaba S.
    09/02/2019 12:22

    He should give contract to Trump organization for cleaning of Forest floors

  • June K.
    09/02/2019 12:23

    What an IDIOT!!!!

  • Gary S.
    09/02/2019 12:24

    Idiotic to infinity and beyond...way beyond

  • Aditya B.
    09/02/2019 12:24

    g o l d

  • Diana I.
    09/02/2019 12:25

    Ridiculous 🤡

  • Syed M.
    09/02/2019 12:26

    He's the president for the dumb in the USA!

  • Jeanette B.
    09/02/2019 12:27

    I didnt know the devil was a fat pig!