Al Gore says Trump’s regulatory rollback has done less ‘damage’ than he once feared

Al Gore says Trump’s regulatory rollback has done less ‘damage’ than he once feared

[Ed. – In other news: flying pig sighting.  Moral of the story: Al Gore’s fears were not a good guide to what’s right for U.S. policy.  Bookmark that.]

President Trump’s efforts to unravel environmental policies has not caused as much “damage” as former Vice President Al Gore once feared.

But Gore, a vocal environmental activist, remains wary for a number of reasons, including increased leeway on regulations for coal ash dumps, where toxic metals can be held, after Andrew Wheeler, the acting secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, provided more flexibility to more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants.

“There are hundreds of other environmental procedures and regulations that Trump’s group has begun to undo,” he told the Associated Press. “So he’s doing some damage, but overall I would say less than I had feared.”

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