Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Legacy

No president did more to deregulate environmental protection than Donald Trump. Environmental deregulation started early. At the beginning of his administration, Trump signed an executive order that for every new regulation issued, at least two regulations must be identified for elimination. That was a signal we were in for a long deregulatory ride, one that lasted the … Continue reading “Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Legacy”

Why Trump Must Be Voted Out To Save the Environment

Not too long after taking office, Trump issued an executive order that for every new regulation enacted, two must be eliminated. The Brookings Institute tracked the administration’s deregulatory actions and found 74 actions, as of August 2020, taken to weaken environmental protection. The Trump environmental record has at least been consistent. President Obama established the Clean … Continue reading “Why Trump Must Be Voted Out To Save the Environment”

Trump Administration Loophole Allows Industrial Facilities to Pollute Neighborhoods

President Trump set a target on environmental regulations early in his presidency. After taking office in 2017, he issued an executive order that for every new regulation enacted, two are eliminated. His deregulation includes rollbacks of laws protecting the air, water, and addressing climate change. The Brookings Institute found that as of August 2020, the Trump administration enacted 74 … Continue reading “Trump Administration Loophole Allows Industrial Facilities to Pollute Neighborhoods”

11 Threatened Species That Need Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

The legacy of former President Donald Trump is environmental deregulation. Part of that legacy includes delaying protection for 11 species identified as needing endangered status. The Trump administration instead put them on a candidate list.  In early January, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of its intent to use then-Interior Secretary David … Continue reading “11 Threatened Species That Need Protection Under the Endangered Species Act”

The Restoration of Environmental Regulation

The four long years of environmental deregulation came to an end on January 20 when Joe Biden took office. While the Trump administration’s legacy is one of relaxing and deleting environmental laws as giveaways to the oil and gas industry, the Biden administration has already made it clear it will restore environmental regulation. On the … Continue reading “The Restoration of Environmental Regulation”

The New EPA Anti-Science Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the finalization of an anti-science rule that amounts to the last gasp of a failed administration. The rule titled, Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information, limits what research the federal agency can use to set public health policy. It is a rule … Continue reading “The New EPA Anti-Science Rule”