5 major Trump environmental regulation rollbacks in 2019

5 major Trump environmental regulation rollbacks in 2019
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The Trump administration so far targeted about 85 environmental regulations that protect air, water, land and public health from climate change and fossil fuel pollution, according to CNBC.

Why it matters: Eliminating these regulations can increase premature deaths from pollutants and produce higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions, according to research from the NYU Law School.

  • The Trump administration has prioritized eliminating regulations that it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and the economy in general.

Here are five major rollbacks in 2019:

Methane leaks: The Trump administration announced plans to weaken regulations on methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases.

  • If adopted, oil and gas companies would not be required to adopt technology to monitor and fix methane leaks from facilities and pipelines.

 

Source: Axios

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