Barack Obama left the White House in 2017 believing his legacy was secure.
Obama thought wrong.
That’s because Donald Trump just hit Barack Obama with this rude awakening.
Barack Obama used the Environmental Protection Agency as the tip of the spear in his quest to fundamentally transform America into a socialist state.
Obama used the so-called “global warming” hoax as cover to choke off American business and ingenuity under the guise of fighting “climate change.”
The Obama administration used this unchecked authority to also regulate car mileage standards and power plant efficiency rules.
Under Obama’s watch, the Environmental Protection Agency morphed from a department whose duty was to protect quality of life into a bureaucratic wrecking ball to demolish the American way of life.
Those days are over.
Trump’s Environmental Protection Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent out a memo outlining the Trump administration’s proposal to reform the agency’s rule making process.
Administrator Wheeler explained that the EPA would return to a reality based cost-benefit analysis process.
“As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works to advance its mission of protecting public health and the environment, the agency should ensure that its regulatory decisions are rooted in sound, transparent and consistent approaches to evaluating benefits and costs. Many EPA statutes contemplate the consideration of benefits and costs as part of regulatory decision-making. However, benefits and costs have historically been treated differently depending on the media office and the underlying authority. This has resulted in various concepts of benefits, costs and other factors that may be considered,” Administrator Wheeler wrote.
Administrator Wheeler detailed that these reforms were necessary to comply with executive orders from President Trump to streamline the haphazard and anti-competitive procedures put in place by the Obama administration.
Wheeler wrote that the EPA must comply with the President’s executive orders which, “directs agencies to identify regulations that impose costs that exceed benefits.”
Some of Donald Trump’s most high-profile rollbacks of the disastrous Obama initiatives have involved environmental regulation.
Donald Trump removed the United States from Obama’s job-killing and wealth-stealing Paris Global Warming Accords.
President Trump’s EPA also undid Obama’s Clean Power Plan which sought to rollback carbon dioxide emissions by restricting the economy to 2005 levels.
Democrats and their partners in the fake news media thought they could stop Trump’s momentum on this front by manufacturing scandals surrounding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
But even after Pruitt left office, instead of succumbing to the daily character assassination by the fake news media, the Trump administration pushed ahead with their pro-America agenda.
And that resulted in historic repudiations for Barack Obama.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.