Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep cost

The Associated Press analyzed 11 major rules targeted for repeal or relaxation under Trump, using the administration’s own estimates to tally how its actions would boost businesses and harm society.

The AP identified up to $11.6 billion in potential future savings for companies that extract, burn, and transport fossil fuels. Industry windfalls of billions of dollars more could come from a freeze in vehicle efficiency standards that will yield an estimated 79 billion-gallon increase in fuel consumption.

On the opposite side of the government’s ledger, buried in thousands of pages of analyses, are the ‘‘social costs’’ of rolling back the regulations.