Could a Trump-style rollback of green rules happen here?

Since taking office, the US president has taken a chainsaw to environmental regulations. With parts of Boris Johnson’s cabinet keen to pursue a deregulatory agenda, is there a danger the UK could follow Trump’s lead after Brexit?

“There is no good news – nothing at all.” That’s the view of James R May, distinguished professor of law at Delaware Law School, when it comes to the US president Donald Trump’s record on environmental regulation. 

Melodramatic? Certainly not from an environmentalist’s perspective. A recent New York Times analysis, based on research by Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and other sources, identified 85 environmental rules and regulations that have either been overturned or are in the process of being rolled back. Some are very big-ticket items indeed.

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