Some reporters who are determined to SUPPRESS the most important news story in America today — Joe Biden is one day older than he was yesterday — are covering some kind of boooooring thing instead:
Donald Trump and his advisers have made campaign promises to toss crucial environmental regulations and boost the planet-heating fossil fuel sector.
Those plans include systemically dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal body with the most power to take on the climate emergency and environmental justice, an array of Trump advisers and allies said. It’s a potential future that “horrifies” experts.
“I think it would be devastating,” said Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.
During his first White House stint, Trump successfully proposed cutting the EPA budget. Hundreds of scientists and other experts fled the agency as the administration dismissed scientific findings and weakened environmental regulations.
The attacks on the agency could become even harsher during a second Trump term, experts and insiders say.
“They’re going to be better prepared to do things that really make a difference,” said Jeff Holmstead, who ran the EPA’s air office during the Bush administration.
I believe the approved next rhetorical step is “well if the Democrat Party REALLY cared about democracy/reproductive freedom/climate change they would use an unspecified mechanism to give their presidential nomination to Johnny Unbeatable instead.”