The Environment Report Podcast


Mar 13, 2018 The Trump administration has been in office for a little over a year, and it’s done a lot to change the federal government’s stance on environmental issues -- from announcing the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, to opening up thousands of miles of U.S. coastline to offshore drilling. “No president has ever cut so many regulations in their entire term, OK, as we’ve cut in less than a year.” So said President Trump at the annual Conservative Action Conference in February. “Trump has turned the car around, but he hasn’t gone very far down the road in the opposite direction,” says Dan Farber. He's an environmental law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-directs the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment. “He’s got a lot of plans. There are a lot of proposals in the works, but concrete accomplishments are a lot more limited. But of course it’s only the first year.” Farber says there are some short-term changes already happening. “In EPA,

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