The Trump administration is already well along in its aggressive campaign to rollback federal environmental regulations even though Trump is just getting started.
|Trump has made it easier for coal mines to dump waste in West Virginia rivers. He has also ordered the repeal of the Clean Water Act that is meant to protect large areas of wetlands. He has also proposed large job cuts in the Environmental Protection Agecny (EPA) and will reduce its budget to help pay for increases in defense spending. He is preparing to revoke the Obama administration's most ambitious regulations governing climate change. As noted in a recent Digital Journal article, Trump plans an executive order to do away with the moratorium on new coal leases and revoke Obama's clean power plan.|