“This is not going to be a happy time,” Trump adviser Stephen Miller said Tuesday.
“It is going to make the world a better place.”
The president is seeking to roll back environmental protections, dismantle the Dodd-Frank financial regulations and roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
He is also threatening to cut taxes, cut defense spending and rollback regulations on the energy industry.
He also wants to impose a 45% tariff on Chinese goods and wants to allow U.S. coal mining companies to keep mining the vast majority of the coal mined in the U.A.E. Trump’s transition team announced a list of priorities on Tuesday, including eliminating federal mandates that require companies to pay their employees a living wage, ending the rule that prevents businesses from discriminating against workers based on race or gender, and rolling back the Obama administration’s efforts to fight global warming.
The administration is also planning to reverse the Obama-era rule that allows federal contractors to use federal funds for gender-based health and safety programs.
Trump is also considering the possibility of rolling back several rules that regulate coal and methane emissions, which are the primary causes of global warming and other climate-related disasters.
In a statement, the White House did not provide specifics on the proposed actions.
Miller told reporters Tuesday that Trump is not “making the decision on what he’s going to do about the EPA” and that the president “is going to work with the Congress and others in Congress to make sure the EPA and other agencies are in place to address climate change.”
“There’s no change in the agenda that we have planned.
That’s the reality,” Miller said.
The president-elect is expected to announce his first major legislative agenda in December, with many of his priorities set to be included in a major infrastructure bill.
“We’re not going away.
There’s no turning back,” Miller told Reuters.
Miller also said that Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, has already been vetted by Trump’s team and is a “very strong nominee.”
Perez was the chief economic adviser to former President Barack Obama’s administration.