Donald Trump Cuts through the Environmental Red Tape

The President has written a memo to the EPA that will lead to a reduction in the amount of environmental red tape entangling America’s businesses.

Cutting some of the environmental red tape that obstructs businesses and raises costs—and thus raises prices—is definitely a step toward making America great again. Donald Trump has signed a memo directing the Environmental Protection Agency to do just that. And we know that he has a like-minded person that he has appointed as the head of the EPA who wants to do just that.

This, in my opinion, is why the media is working overtime to get Scott Pruitt removed from office:

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This doesn’t have anything to do with policy… Unless the issue is that Pruitt knows that there is a huge “resistance” inside the bureaucracy and is trying to basically win a battle with them. I certainly don’t blame Pruitt for trying to get friends into such a hostile place.

But I’m assuming that this is mostly fake news. If people in the EPA are leaking this stuff, they could also be lying or exaggerating.

CNS News reports, “Trump Signs Presidential Memo to Cut Red Tape for Manufacturers.

President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut red tape for U.S. manufacturers and stimulate job growth.

The memo, titled Promoting Domestic Manufacturing and Job Creation Policies and Procedures Relating to Implementation of Air Quality Standards, calls for setting air quality standards based on transparent science.

It is designed to ensure efficient and cost-effective implementation of air quality standards under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and regional haze programs of the Clean Air Act.

“Today, I will sign a presidential memorandum directing the EPA to cut even more red tape on our manufacturers so that they can expand and continue to hire and to grow,” Trump announced during a Rose Garden press conference on tax reform. “And I will say, this is about tax cuts today, but the cutting of regulations could have had the same or even a bigger impact on our economy. Nobody has ever seen anything like it.

“People were stuck. They’d have a factory. It would be under review for 10 years, 12 years, and then get rejected. You’ve seen what we’ve done with the pipelines and so many businesses […],” the president said.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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