This Group Thinks Trump Hasn’t Done Enough to Unravel Environmental Rules. Here’s Its Wish List.
The Washington Post discusses the effectiveness of environmental deregulation under the Trump administration with Myron Ebell.
The activists gathered behind closed doors in a Houston hotel meeting room last week had long existed on the political fringe. They’d dismissed the science behind climate change, preached the virtues of fossil fuels and seethed about the Environmental Protection Agency’s power and reach.
They also had been largely ignored by many top federal officials. Until the election of President Trump.
But now, at the private meeting sponsored by a free-market think tank, the Heartland Institute, the activists were both giddy and grumpy. So much of what the Trump administration had done to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations was positive, they agreed, as were the White House’s efforts to promote the oil and gas industry and halt federal action to combat climate change.
And yet, they said, it wasn’t nearly enough.
Schnare and other participants also railed about other issues. Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA’s transition team for the administration, described its “key failing” as a “totally dysfunctional personnel process.”
“We only got people nominated to the subordinate positions at EPA this summer,” Ebell said.
Read the full article at The Washington Post.