The Trump Administration has been hostile to environmental protections in both rhetoric and policies, arguing that rules to protect clean water, air and public lands have undercut our economy. The president has signed rollbacks of environmental regulations and proposed a budget slashing funds for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other environmental programs. Meanwhile, tomorrow promises to bring a new executive order to unwind President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce pollution from the electricity sector, and to ease restrictions on coal extraction on public lands.
How will these policies affect the San Francisco Bay Area — and beyond? What will the future be for programs like bay restoration, regional transit improvements, and state policies to boost clean cars?
To discuss these questions, I’ll be moderating a panel tonight at 7pm on City Visions, on local public radio KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco.
My guests will include:
- Jared Blumenfeld, former regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama
- Anne Notthoff, Director of California Advocacy, San Francisco and Sacramento, for the National Resources Defense Council
- Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford University
Tune in or stream live and call or email with your questions!
UPDATE: archived audio is now available.