Volume 95 Issue 12 | pp. 19-21
Issue Date: March 20, 2017

Paring back U.S. regulations

Trump and many business leaders say the government has imposed too many rules, but environmentalists and other advocates see an effort to gut protections
Department: Business
Keywords: regulation, Trump, Dow, environment

Last month, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order directing each federal agency to establish a task force to seek out unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations. Standing beside him in the Oval Office were about a dozen leaders of major American companies, including Andrew N. Liveris, chief executive officer of Dow Chemical.

Trump thanked Liveris for assembling the gathering and asked, “Should I give this pen to Andrew?” Liveris accepted it as a souvenir.

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