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April 12, 2017

Earth Day in the Age of Trump

Elizabeth Kolbert's 'comment' in The New Yorker asks: "How is it that an Administration as disorganized as Donald Trump’s has been so methodical when it comes to attacking the environment?"

From The New Yorker online, Wed., April 11 , 2017
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/earth-day-in-the-age-of-trump

"Next week, millions of Americans will celebrate Earth Day, even though, three months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, there sure isn’t much to celebrate. A White House characterized by flaming incompetence has nevertheless managed to do one thing effectively: it has trashed years’ worth of work to protect the planet. As David Horsey put it recently, in the Los Angeles Times, “Donald Trump’s foreign policy and legislative agenda may be a confused mess,” but “his administration’s attack on the environment is operating with the focus and zeal of the Spanish Inquisition.”

The list of steps that the Trump Administration has already taken to make America polluted again is so long that fully cataloguing them in this space would be impossible. Here’s a sample:

In February, the Department of Energy delayed putting into effect new energy-efficiency standards for, among other things, walk-in freezers, central air-conditioners, and ceiling fans. The new standards, according to the department’s own estimates, would prevent the emission of nearly three hundred million tons of carbon dioxide while saving consumers almost twenty-four billion dollars over the next three decades. (Ten states, led by New York, have sued the Administration over the delay.)

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department announced their intention to roll back fuel-economy standards for cars that were set to go into effect in 2022."... more

 

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. In 2015 she won a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for  “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.”


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