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Trump Rewrites Standards on Showerheads After Worrying About How They’ve Affected his Hair

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This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership.

The Energy Department proposed rolling back three-decade-old efficiency standards for showerheads Wednesday following President Donald Trump‘s repeated gripes about subpar water pressure while bathing.

The plan essentially seeks to change the federal definition of a showerhead to allow manufacturers to dramatically increase water use.

Under rules Congress passed in 1992 in response to severe droughts, water flow from an entire showerhead is limited to 2.5 gallons per minute. The proposed change would allow manufacturers to apply that restriction to each nozzle on a showerhead.

The proposal would reverse 2011........

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