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One Planet: The Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks

AP Photo/J. David Ake
the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken or dismantle environmental regulations that are meant to protect the environment, public health and curb greenhouse gases.

According to Harvard Law School's rollback tracker, the administration has targeted at least 90 environmental rules, including the Endangered Species Act, methane emissions, coal plants, cars, light bulbs, public lands and oil and gas drilling.


Caitlin McCoy, Climate, Clean Air, & Energy Fellow for the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard University 

Rebecca Leber, climate & environment reporter for Mother Jones

Web Resources:

Harvard Law School: Regulatory Rollback Tracker

Harvard Law School: Top 20 Regulatory Rollbacks to Watch in 2020

New York Times: 95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

Washington Post: Trump proposes change to environmental rules to speed up highway projects, pipelines and more

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.