Trump EPA spends first year rolling back environmental regulations

Administrator Scott Pruitt is carrying out Trump campaign promises.

But while the agency claims success in the quantity of regulations scaled back in its first year, its actions are far from final in most cases. Many EPA decisions face legal challenges from environmental and public health groups that want the rules to stay in place.

The agency additionally altered its policy on the scientific boards that advise the agency, blocking any researchers from participating if they received grant money from the EPA.

This story is part of a weeklong series examining the first year of the Trump administration.