In this post, we look at the latest from the Climate Audit, a new report by the American Enterprise Institute, and how the administration is moving forward with climate policies that will affect Americans’ lives, businesses, and the climate system.
The American Enterprise’s climate audit, released on May 22, analyzes the Trump administration’s plans for energy policy, climate change policies, and infrastructure investment, among other issues.
Its main takeaway is that the Trump era is the first time in the United States’ history that the president has chosen to roll back environmental protections and to roll them back on top of his previous environmental policy positions.
As I’ve written before, the Trump agenda has been a mixed bag.
The president has rolled back environmental protection and has been one of the few presidents to prioritize infrastructure investment over climate action, despite the fact that his environmental policies have not been nearly as strong as those of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
To date, the president’s agenda has included: The withdrawal of environmental protections for all, including protections for wetlands and endangered species;