Citing Virus’ Economic Effects, Trump Launches New Deregulatory Push

May 19, 2020
President Donald Trump is ordering EPA and other agencies to launch a new deregulatory push to help drive an economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, issuing an executive order that urges agency heads to scale back existing rules, make permanent temporary waivers, and take other steps that may bolster employment and recovery. Implementation of the order at EPA will almost certainly draw stiff opposition from environmental groups and Democratic state officials, who are already suing the agency in federal court...


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