Sunday marks the two year-anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office. The president celebrated the occasion by speaking out against climate change, tweeting about the cold weather on the East Coast of the U.S. before adding that it “wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”
Through his years in office, the president has repeated on numerous occasions that he believes climate change is a “hoax” and has called into question the science behind multiple government and United Nations reports about the imminent dangers of carbon emissions. Trump has also made it clear that energy production, particularly coal and oil drilling, is the top priority of the federal agencies he oversees, and has in some cases removed references to climate change from their websites and mission statements.
The president, who also believes that the dangers of asbestos are exaggerated, and that exercise depletes the human body like a battery, has worked alongside the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Interior to roll back environmental and scientific regulations that limit pollutants put into the environment and the toxins workers can be exposed to.
Below is a list of just some of the rollbacks and new rules around climate change and the environment that the Trump administration has implemented since taking office in January of 2017.