The Environmental Protection Agency has released data showing greenhouse gas emissions are down in the first year of the Trump administration.
Among the beneficial things President Trump has done is rollback harmful and needless regulations on businesses. The federal government needs to do what it can to facilitate the free market, not hamper it. The Obama administration created a ton of new regulations, some of which sought out to kill the coal industry, which directly affects Virginia’s economy. The Trump administration has done a great job keeping the campaign promise of cutting those Obama era regulations.
And the results are in. From the EPA press release–
“Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging, and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” said EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These achievements flow largely from technological breakthroughs in the private sector, not the heavy hand of government. The Trump Administration has proven that federal regulations are not necessary to drive CO2 reductions. While many around the world are talking about reducing greenhouse gases, the U.S. continues to deliver, and today’s report is further evidence of our action-oriented approach.”
Let all the environmentalists’ heads explode. It’s the free market that is leading the way, not an overreaching government. This should not surprise us.
But Sierra Club director of climate policy Liz Perera is not convinced–
“It’s laughable that former coal lobbyist and acting EPA administrator Wheeler first refuses to do his job, and then tries to take credit for the job someone else did. America’s greenhouse gas reductions in 2017 are due to the Obama Administration’s climate policies and the tireless work of activists across our country,”
So after the Sierra Club and many other environmentialists have cried their eyes out over the changes in policy at the EPA, they now act like none of those changes have taken place. Give me a break. Nothing President Trump can do will ever allow the radical left to be happy.
Too many Never Trumpers have sworn that Trump will kill the environment. He hasn’t. The free market, not the White House, is leading the way.