The Trump administration has ordered air conditioning manufacturers to install at least four air conditioning units on buildings where they’re not required, according to a new report.
The order, which has been described as a win for the president’s supporters, would require air conditioning suppliers to provide the units to companies where they don’t have the right licenses.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The move follows a March 27 order from Trump to cut a $100 million incentive for air conditioning makers to install units at new buildings, which had previously been an incentive only for large-scale manufacturing facilities.
The Trump administration had sought to reduce the incentive to $5 million from $100,000.
That move had been opposed by the industry.
The move was also opposed by some Democrats.
The order would give the Trump Administration a broader regulatory power, including the power to impose a $10,000 fine on air conditioning companies that fail to install the units.
Air conditioning is one of the biggest threats to public health in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated in 2013 that nearly 1 million people in the U.S. had asthma and 2 million had a cold, according the CDC.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported in February that about 20 percent of the U:P population has at least one allergy.
The number of people living with asthma has nearly tripled since 2000, to more than 2 million, according CDC data.