President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that aims to slash regulations—an action, advocacy groups say, that puts lives at risk.The order—the latest of a flurry since he took office—states that \u0022for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination,\u0022 fulfilling a campaign promise he made. \u0022For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero,\u0022 it adds.Trump said before signing the order: \u0022We\u0026#039;ll be reducing [regulations] big league,\u0022 adding \u0022This will be the biggest such act our country has ever seen.\u0022Advocacy groups were quick to decry the executive order as \u0022unworkable,\u0022 \u0022as dumb as it gets,\u0022 and \u0022dangerous\u0022 as it puts enforcement of acts like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Food Safety Modernization Act in jeopardy.What the order means, said Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, \u0022is that for every restriction on immigration or tax break for big oil companies that is put into place, Donald Trump will also be able to throw out two clean air and clean water safeguards.\u0022 He called it \u0022shameless pandering\u0022 that \u0022is willfully ignorant of Congressional mandates.\u0022According to Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, \u0022It will fundamentally change our government\u0026#039;s role from one of protecting the public to protecting corporate profits, and will lead to a dangerous new era of deregulation and corporate \u0026#039;self-regulation.\u0026#039;\u0022While Trump declared with the order that \u0022the American Dream is back,\u0022 Weissman describes the impacts as anything but dreamy.\u0022Upcoming regulations to update lead safety standards in drinking water, prohibit payday lenders from preying on consumers with unconscionable interest rates, and remove unsafe chemicals from the marketplace under the new Toxic Substances Control Act are just a few of the vital new measures that will be shelved until corporate special interests identify public protections for the Trump administration to repeal.\u0022\u0022It\u0026#039;s horrifying that even after the Wall Street crash, the massive BP oil spill, and numerous other public health and safety disasters across the country due to a lack of strong regulations, Americans will once again have to pay the price for the consequences of corporate recklessness, greed, and lawbreaking,\u0022 Weissman continued.\u0022It\u0026#039;s fair to assume that this latest edict was not run by any of the agencies that actually do the serious business of regulating,\u0022 said Center for Science in the Public Interest executive director Michael F. Jacobson. Rather, it \u0022springs from a cartoonish and unsophisticated view of the regulations that keep our air clean, our water potable, our food safe, our planes from crashing, and so on, and ignores the public health benefits of those rules. It may make for a fine photo opportunity but this edict signed today is not itself serious. The consequences, though, may well be.\u0022A Gallup poll released Saturday suggests the public is not in support of the executive actions Trump has taken thus far, as he reached a majority disapproval in record little time.