The Trump administration celebrated reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions even as it rolls back pollution curbs that could imperil that progress, drawing scorn from environmentalists.
Data released Oct. 17 from industrial facilities showed total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 percent between 2016 and 2017. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler gave credit to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory reform agenda.”
“While many around the world are talking about reducing greenhouse gases, the U.S. continues to deliver, and today’s report is further evidence of our action-oriented approach,” Wheeler said in a news release.
That didn’t sit well with environmentalists, ...