The Deregulation of the EPA

The story of the EPA since the start of the Trump administration, and what the future holds for it.

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  1. Since the Inauguration of President Donal Trump, one of the most controversial issues has been his stance on the environment, and specifically the Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. President Trump named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt his nomination for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  3. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Pruitt outlined a vision for scaling back the office's reach, while pledging to support clean air and water and hold polluters responsible for violations when necessary. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Pruitt outlined a vision for scaling back the office's reach, while pledging to support clean air and water and hold polluters responsible for violations when necessary. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  4. According to President Trump, Pruitt, a know climate change denier, was put in charge of the EPA in order to cut back regulations set in place during the Obama administration. Trump's hope is that Pruitt can help deregulate or even deconstruct completely the EPA and it's regulations in order to make way for energy and fossil fuel companies to thrive.
  5. These companies, who in the past have lost funding and money due to EPA regulations such as the Clean Air act, are in favor of Pruitt.
  6. Many however are opposed to Pruitt, siting his denial of climate change and his ties to foreign oil companies.
  7. Trump nominated Scott Pruitt who DOESN'T BELIEVE in human caused CLIMATE CHANGE to run the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY! If you are furious with Trump, please direct your anger into fighting certain issues. Call the capitol switchboard today at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to one of your senators. Anyone can call. We the people will make a difference! #resist
    Trump nominated Scott Pruitt who DOESN'T BELIEVE in human caused CLIMATE CHANGE to run the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY! If you are furious with Trump, please direct your anger into fighting certain issues. Call the capitol switchboard today at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to one of your senators. Anyone can call. We the people will make a difference! #resist
  8. But how much can really be done? Since the EPA was enacted in 1970 by President Nixon, many people have tried to disprove, defame, and deny it's existence. Many see the organization as a group "without rules" so to speak. Main issues stem from the EPA's need to bring clean air programs to the federal level, increasing the price of carbon-based energy on oil, coal and gas companies in hopes of making people buy them less.
  9. Skeptics say this leads to a decrease in jobs in the energy department as well as cause issues in the economy. Money will be lost in the oil and gas industry leading to an increase in prices which is sure to hit home.
  10. American motorists grappling with rising gas prices
  11. Trumps proposal to cut back on EPA regulations will surely lower gas prices and create more jobs in the energy departments. This will have a positive effect on the economy, creating many jobs and boosting cash flow. However, the effect on the environment is even worse than the upside.
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  13. Climate change is real and can be seen through the use of science. The Trump administration is trying to bring the power back the people, but the people need a planet to live on to do that. The EPA is a long standing organization that has helped the planet in many ways, but the work is not done. How will the following year play out? Will the EPA still be around in coming years? If oil and gas companies begin to produce harmful chemicals without regulations again, what effect does this have on the planet and it's future?
  14. -Ben Phillips
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