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Climate, Energy, and Environmental Policy Changes Under President Donald Trump (Guest: Joe Bast)

August 14, 2018

Heartland Institute Co-Founder Joe Bast explores the significant changes in climate, energy, and environmental policies that have occurred since President Donald Trump took office.

Joseph Bast, co-founder of The Heartland Institute, describes the sea of changes that have occurred in climate, energy, and environmental policy throughout the Trump presidency.  Armed with intellectual information from The Heartland Institute and other free market think-tanks, Trump has pulled the United States from the Paris climate agreement, ended the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, and rolled back numerous other rules.  Simply put, Trump is keeping his promise to put America first.  Still, the administration, congress, and state legislators have more to do to cement the gains already made and put America on path to continued prosperity.

Joseph Bast is a Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy. @JosephLBast
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.