ENERGY/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized its rollback of standards for showerheads following a string of public complaints from the president about low-flow fixtures designed to save water.

The Department of Energy (DOE) rule was joined by another that creates a new class of quick-cycle washers and dryers that meet lower energy efficiency standards…

The DOE rule changes the definition of a showerhead, essentially allowing different components within the device to count as individual fixtures, sidestepping requirements that allow no more than 2.5 gallons to flow through per minute.”

-Rebecca Beitsch, “Trump administration rolls back efficiency standards for showerheads, washers and dryers,” thehill.com, Dec. 15, 2020