The Trump administration has successfully repealed or begun to rollback 84 environmental regulations
, an initiative to remove what they deem to be obstacles to big businesses and the fossil fuel industry.
The Trump administration has around 22 rollbacks completed or started for regulations dealing with air pollution and emissions
, the most of any single environmental regulation. Notably, the administration is eliminating requirements that oil and gas companies report methane emissions and calculate the “social cost of carbon,” an Obama-era rule meant to estimate the long-term benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Regulations dealing with drilling and extraction is the second category with the most rollbacks, split evenly between completed rollbacks and deregulations that are still in the process of being repealed. Some significant changes to environmental regulations the Trump administration has accomplished include, approving the Dakota Access pipeline which runs less than mile from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation; cutting the border of two national monuments in Utah; repealing water pollution regulations for fracking on federal and reservation lands; and revoking E.P.A. regulations that would have forced mines
to prove they could pay to clean up future pollution.