Magazine January 25, 2021, Issue

Trump’s Environmental Progress

President Donald Trump speaks at an event at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Biden should build on his predecessor’s deregulatory reforms

The Democrats’ environmentalist coalition is a diverse bunch. Some, such as Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, favor economic development so long as it is “clean” or “sustainable.” Others, such as Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein, abhor the very notion of profit and call urgently for an end to capitalism as we know it. They all tend to agree on what they oppose (mostly fossil fuels, in word if not in deed) but less often on what they’re actually for.

This division will present President-elect Biden with some tough choices, especially given the primacy of the environment among his stated priorities. One …

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Mario Loyola is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the director of the Environmental Finance and Risk Management Program of Florida International University, and a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute of George Mason University. The opinions expressed in this column are his alone.

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The Week

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The Long View


Senator, please review this and note changes, thanks — fundraising letter needs to drop tomorrow PM!!!!


The Latest



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