Donald Trump, who once claimed that climate change is a hoax, now says that he will keep an "open mind" about the connection between the environment and humans. However, he has disregarded many aspects pertaining to the environment. Throughout his campaign, he has proposed several efforts to reduce government spending on environmental efforts. One major way in which Trump could nullify the Obama climate agenda is slowing down the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a small outpost that is the last stop for regulations before they go into full effect. Under the Trump administration, the office could slow Obama's newest regulatory initiatives. Another opening for Mr. Trump lies in regulations that were proposed by the Obama administration but are still technically “in motion.” In theory, he could pull back or block these rules.
Donald Trump delivering a speech about environmental issues
Analysis: The information presented here is particularly noteworthy because it's a very urgent issue. Donald Trump is going to be the new president, and he isn't taking environmental issues into concern. He is more focused on economic issues and wants to cut spending on environmental funds. Everything that the Obama administration has done (such as supporting many environmental organizations) is going to be put to a halt. We have yet to know whether or not Trump will be powerful enough to stop all environmental efforts, but hopefully he doesn't