Michael Regan, Biden’s pick to lead the EPA, will inherit a Trump’s mess of environmental rollbacks

After four years of Trump, the EPA is poised to make a dramatic turn on pollution, climate change, and justice.
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U.S. Interior Department has overflowing to-do list on public lands, Trump rollbacks

Public lands are set to play a pivotal role in the Biden administration's ambitious climate change agenda.

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Biden readies second batch of climate orders for next week

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a second round of executive orders focused on combating climate change early next week as he rushes to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks.

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Trump administration loosens a host environmental protections

The Trump administration went on a final spree of environmental rollbacks with just days left in office, scaling back standards for equipment Americans use to heat their homes, habitat for the northern spotted owl, and protections for conservation lands in California and Utah.

With only a week left in Trump’s Presidency, a last-ditch effort to block climate action and eny the science

President Donald Trump’s appointees took their final shots at staving off future climate action this week, even as his presidency careered to an inglorious end with a second impeachment. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday finalized a surprise measure to bar future greenhouse gas regulation at oil refineries, manufacturing plants or other facilities beyond coal-fired […]

Heather Hansman: How Biden can start protecting the environment

The end of the Trump administration can't come soon enough for our climate and public lands. Thankfully, there are a series of actions our new president can immediately take to begin undoing the damage.

Reversing rollbacks in the post Trump-era is not enough

To protect the health of our nation’s people and environment, the new administration must enforce our existing laws and providing adequate resources for environmental protection.

Biden to tackle Trump’s rollbacks

President-elect Joe Biden has signalled he will reverse Trump-era attacks on environmental regulations, as he appointed his transition teams for the US Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department.

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Trump has rolled back 125 climate and environmental policies. It would take Biden years to restore them.

President Trump has weakened or wiped out more than 125 rules and policies aimed at protecting the nation’s air, water and land since taking office, with nearly 40 more rollbacks underway, according to a Washington Post analysis.

Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues

Election Day will be a decision between deregulation or re-regulation. A look at Trump's rollbacks and their long term effects nationwide.

Having rolled back Obama’s centerpiece climate plan, Trump defends a vastly more limited approach

Obama’s initiative would have reduced power sector emissions by a third. Under Trump’s plan, they’d fall by less than 1 percent.

Gina McCarthy: Trump's environmental record, future of climate policy

Jeff Goodell speaks with the former head of the EPA, who's currently the president and CEO of the NRDC Action Fund.


6 ways the Trump presidency has impacted the building industry

From environmental rollbacks to tariffs, these policies have directly and indirectly influenced the architecture, engineering, and construction trades.


Trump Administration moves to open Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging

The vast wilderness area is a prime hunting and fishing ground. Indigenous groups say removing Roadless Rule protections would harm them—and the environment.
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