Environmental Policy In The Trump Administration

Coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston, W.Va on May 5, 2016. Trump's election could signal the end of many of President Barack Obama's signature environmental initiatives. Trump has said he loathes regulation and wants to use more coal and expand offshore drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Steve Helber / Associated Press
Coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston, W.Va on May 5, 2016. Trump's election could signal the end of many of President Barack Obama's signature environmental initiatives. Trump has said he loathes regulation and wants to use more coal and expand offshore drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Steve Helber / Associated Press

Environmental Policy In The Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of campaign promises with regards to energy, the environment and climate change.

He has said, among other things, he plans to cancel billions of dollars in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to clean up America’s water and environmental infrastructure.

Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, joins us to talk about what kinds of energy and environmental policies we might see develop under the Trump administration. Listeners also weigh in.