Policy Issues > Rollback of EPA Regulations


11 May 2017

Rollback of EPA Regulations—On February 24, Trump signed Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” This has been widely understood to mean the elimination of hard-won regulations addressing toxic pollution and fuel emission standards, and programs that improve and protect the gains we have made toward clean water and clean air.  The EPA is responsible for national-level regulation of pesticides, and while its record under the previous administration wasn't ideal, we believe it would be disastrous for the program to be weakened or eliminated. 

The EPA has requested input from the public on the question of regulatory reform.  The deadline to provide comment is midnight, on Monday, May 15th.  The EPA has provided more information about the  issue at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/regulatory-reform, and you can submit your comment at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190

The EPA has also helpfully provided a list of suggestions for increasing the impact of your comment; regulations.gov has a similar list.