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Josh Siegel reports for POLITICO.


In short:

  • Andrew Wheeler predicts that courts will strike down Biden’s pollution limits for power plants and vehicle regulations if Trump wins.
  • He supports continuing clean energy subsidies but opposes using them to justify stringent regulations.
  • Wheeler is prepared to lead the EPA again to reverse Biden’s climate initiatives.

Key quote:

“If you care about the planet you need to understand that the presidency is everything, and Republicans are not being unclear about what they want to do.”

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Why this matters:

The potential rollback of Biden’s climate regulations could significantly alter the U.S. approach to addressing climate change, impacting both environmental protection efforts and the clean energy market.

Flashback to EPA actions under the previous Trump Administration:

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