On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that forbids federal regulations that cost more than “zero” and requires the repeal of two regulations for every one enacted, reports Nina Burleigh.
“The order goes well beyond the wildest dreams of most conservatives, Tea Party types, libertarians and even the Koch brothers. Few to no regulations are entirely free,” Burleigh notes.
Freedom Partners, a Koch-funded advocacy group, says Burleigh, released a celebratory statement after Trump signed the order.
Freedom Partners would like to see the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan defunded immediately—the Obama administration climate change mitigation effort was expected to cost the power industry up to an estimated $8.8 billion per year but was projected to “provide health and climate benefits worth between $55 billion and $93 billion a year by 2030.”