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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

3219 comments

  • Mike H.
    a day

    SO FKN CLUELESS.

  • Dina B.
    a day

    Don’t miss the bs he spewed . Glad he’s out

  • Shane B.
    2 days

    This is what dumbing down looks like.

  • Chris R.
    2 days

    Trump is a genius he knows everything hahahaha]

  • Gerald H.
    2 days

    He is such a duffus

  • George H.
    2 days

    Dumb as a rock

  • Carlos L.
    2 days

    What a stupid man, shameful

  • Jerry L.
    2 days

    Canned laugh support NOTICE U NEVER, EVER SEE THOSE CHEERING TWO THE DUMP MOTHERTTUCKERS STUPIG STATEMENTS

  • Miguel A.
    2 days

    So happy this idiot is gone!

  • Ken A.
    2 days

    Love Trump!!! Millions of illegal alien criminals and rapists dumping millions of lbs of garbage crap drugs plastic on border???? Biden illegal alien children in concentration camps being sexually assaulted???? Drugs being dumped into water supply??? Wind turbines kill birds 🦅???? Illegal alien criminals and rapists attacking elderly Americans??? Where is AARP?????

  • Steve S.
    2 days

    Donny is no longer the joke of the UNIVERSE. THIS my fellow aliens, Izzy a fact. All those knowing have been imprisoned. Our reptile race will survive. Zzz

  • Daner M.
    3 days

    What your TOLD to believe or else!😉😷

  • Richard L.
    3 days

    Trump only knows how to scam

  • John D.
    3 days

    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the forests Federal forests??

  • Bill L.
    3 days

    What is really sad is that people actually voted for him and still believe THE BIG LIE.

  • Charlene H.
    3 days

    It's hard to believe there are so many stupid people out there who believe him. He's right about one thing though, he did say his supporters are disgusting.

  • Michele D.
    3 days

    Will always be THE WORST!

  • Joanne H.
    3 days

    Omg a sealed compartment, obviously the air just stays in that apartment for ever, just really, how dumb is he

  • Russell G.
    3 days

    Know a lot about the clouds

  • Joe C.
    3 days

    welcome trumpuppets

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