Despite EPA Rollbacks, Trump Seeks Stricter Chinese Environment Laws

InsideEPA (by David LaRoss)
August 6, 2019

Despite EPA's ongoing efforts to roll back environmental regulations, officials with the Trump administration say they are continuing longstanding efforts to encourage more stringent protections in China but warning that the work faces significant hurdles thanks to core differences in the countries’ legal systems. The ongoing work by EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to export American-style environmental rules showcases an avenue for the White House to bolster protections on a worldwide scale even while cutting rules domestically. But it is unclear how any pollution reduction gains from that international work could potentially offset what critics say are the adverse environmental impacts of regulatory rollbacks in the United States. . . .