29 Jan '18, 10am

How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules

How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules

The Trump administration’s rollback of environmental regulations has received ample attention in the media. Unfortunately, all the coverage has done little to slow the campaign at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Interior to relax critical protections and dismantle former President Obama’s environmental legacy. By one recent count , the Trump administration has overturned — or is in the process of overturning — 60 environmental rules. Less well known is that in its rush to reverse Obama-era policies, Trump’s team is distorting the way that government agencies such as the EPA evaluate and justify regulations. Yet these distortions may end up emerging as an important part of legal strategies to challenge the Trump administration’s assault on environmental regulations and oversight. To scrap major environmental regulations put in place ...

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