Agency: White House

Climate Deregulation Tracker

Agency: White House

2017-08-15 President Issues Executive Order To Expedite Infrastructure Reviews, Revoke Flood Management Standard Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an Executive Order which directs agencies to expedite environmental reviews for infrastructure projects “with the goal of completing all Federal environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects within 2 years.” The new order also revokes Executive Order 13690: Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input (signed by President Obama on January 30, 2015).

2017-06-01 President Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Agreement International commitments White House

President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement – the global compact which implements the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

2017-05-23 Trump Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2018 Budget action White House

President Trump released a proposed budget for FY 2018 which includes significant cuts to climate change and clean energy programs.

2017-01-20 Regulatory Freeze Delays New Energy Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Standards Presidential Memorandum DOE, EPA, White House

The Trump Administration issued a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” which directs all agencies to postpone the publication of new and pending regulations to give the administration time to review those regulations. The freeze affects the latest renewable fuel standards from EPA as well as energy efficiency standards recently finalized by DOE.