It’s no secret that the current administration favors environmental deregulation and corporate tax breaks to incentivize domestic production and boost economic growth. Rollbacks targeting a variety of previously adopted environmental policies were initiated, with more expected. Across the board, philosophical differences on the cost of environmental and social harms versus the regulatory benefits are the dominant drivers.
Leadership publicly questions man’s contribution to climate change. Eradication of the Clean Power Plan along with pushback and dismissal of the Paris Climate Accord illustrate that skepticism. Top on the list of regulatory changes are existing controls over activities, products and processes that elevate greenhouse gases.