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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.

Brut.

09/02/2019 11:57 AM

3806 comments

  • Karen S.
    5 days

    The man is an idiot

  • Gary M.
    6 days

    The most dangerous political figure in the history of this country.

  • Ulrich B.
    6 days

    OMFG.....I have seen meatballs with higher IQ 😂😂😂

  • Francene W.
    6 days

    Trump is an idiot!

  • Robert S.
    6 days

    Trump. That’s the most absurd statement I have ever heard. Clean the forest floors. Omg. What a fool. Why don’t you give one of your family members a few billion dollars to invent a “FOREST VACCUM”. Then hire a few of your hotel maids to do the work. Lolololol. You idiot

  • Barbara K.
    6 days

    Trump go play golf we don’t need you in the White House

  • Georgia C.
    6 days

    He is just stupid.

  • Fred H.
    6 days

    Why he's not president because he was the dumbest president ever he was so stupid the other countries and made fun of him

  • Maria E.
    7 days

    Nothing? Do you flush?

  • Robert M.
    07/18/2021 01:33

    This insults my intelligence.

  • Deb C.
    07/17/2021 23:44

    Trump is an idiot.

  • Tim S.
    07/17/2021 20:46

    Don’t care

  • Phillip H.
    07/17/2021 19:49

    This dude is a dickstain....

  • Nancy H.
    07/17/2021 03:52

    The man without a working brain

  • Deborah E.
    07/17/2021 00:23

    The Sharpie former guy lol !! The Yooo si might guy ? Lmao

  • Donna B.
    07/16/2021 16:49

    Idiot!!!!

  • Mark N.
    07/16/2021 14:32

    What does he know about anything is the question.

  • Laurel M.
    07/16/2021 07:13

    There are people that believe this...

  • Lon F.
    07/16/2021 02:37

    Trump thought stealth planes were actually invisible.

  • Linda M.
    07/16/2021 02:22

    Really hurry shut off the TV? This guy is a idiot and people who listen to this stupid mf are just as bad