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If there are ones and it's not just rhetoric.

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    At this point, asking anyone what Trump is going to do is an exercise in random guessing. – user1530 Nov 25 '16 at 3:38
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    This isn't asking what he is going to do, but what he said he'd do. That's still on the weak side but not opinion-based. – Brythan Nov 28 '16 at 0:26
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On his website (visited 25/11/2016 at 10:26), the most part is about eliminating "harmful" regulations that "kill" jobs.

Concerning fossil fuel regulations :

Eliminate our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. Rule. We will also scrap the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which the government estimates will cost $7.2 billion a year.

The Clean Power Plan is a policy introduced by the Obama administration. I don't know much about it, so I'll just quote Wikipedia on this one :

The final version of the Clean Power Plan is the first to set a national limit on carbon pollution produced from power plants. The plan would lower the carbon emitted by power generators.

The Clean Power Plan is designed to strengthen the trend of clean energy by setting standards for power plants and goals for states to cut their carbon pollution.

Furthermore, on a press release (visited 25/11/2016 at 10:26) it is stated :

Initiate targeted review for regulations that inhibit hiring. These include:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which forces investment in renewable energy at the expense of coal and natural gas, raising electricity rates.
  • The EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the smallest streams on private land, limiting land use.
  • The Department of Interior’s moratorium on coal mining permits, which put tens of thousands of coal miners out of work.

  • Make land in the Outer Continental Shelf available to produce oil and natural gas.

In order to answer precisely to your question : It does not seem to be anywhere trace of specific regulations that he pledged to scrap.


As said by @blip, what Trump will do is not really predictable. The BBC has an entire article explaining how Trump changed his views.

On the BBC, they explain how he changed his views regarding climate change :

After: The president-elect has revealed he is taking a less strident view on climate change, and admitted he was looking into whether it might be man-made after all.

"I'm looking at it very closely... I have an open mind to it," he told the New York Times. "There is some, something."

This isn't the first time he has changed his mind about climate change. In 2009, he was a co-signatory to an open letter to the government, urging it to strengthen its commitment to cutting emissions.

However, what it means for the future of America's role in combating climate change remains to be seen. Mr Trump reiterated his vow to cancel all "job-killing restrictions" to protect the environment on Monday.

  • However, Trump's pick for the EPA seems to bolster his resolve to carry these campaign commitments out – K Dog Nov 25 '16 at 16:02
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    @kdog I really am amazed at how many people the US president picks. Anyway, if you have a link, I can edit my answer – SdaliM Nov 25 '16 at 16:04
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    I read that article, it says indeed that Myron Ebell is in charge of (or is helping regarding) this issue in Trump's team, however it says too that a head for the EPA has not been appointed yet. – SdaliM Nov 25 '16 at 19:28

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