"The administration’s push to relax Obama-era regulations threatens to reverse years of federal efforts to reduce property damage, contamination and human suffering."
"President Donald Trump went to North and South Carolina on Wednesday to tout his administration’s response to Hurricane Florence, whose epic downpour killed at least 37 people, swamped thousands of homes and roadways, stranded a nuclear power plant and unleashed toxic pollution from coal-ash pits and hog-waste ponds.
“There will be nothing left undone,” Trump told federal and state officials in North Carolina before heading out to tour the storm damage. “You will have everything you need."
Here’s what he didn’t talk about: His administration’s environmental policies are likely to worsen the devastation from future disasters like Florence.
From gutting climate rules to letting developers fill in more water-absorbing wetlands, the administration’s push to relax Obama-era regulations threatens to reverse years of federal efforts to reduce the property damage, contamination and human suffering that extreme rainfall and surging seas cause."