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Trump Opens Habitat of a Threatened Owl to Timber Harvesting

By Lisa Friedman and Catrin Einhorn Photo: Gerry Ellis, Minden Pictures

The Trump administration on Wednesday removed more than 3 million acres of Pacific Northwest land from the protected habitat of the northern spotted owl, 15 times the amount it had previously proposed opening to the timber industry.

01/13/21
                                                               

What Trump’s dismal deregulatory record means for Biden

By Pamela King and Jeremy P. Jacobs Photo: White House, Flickr

Four years ago, President Trump launched his deregulatory push with gusto.  His team rushed to undo the Obama administration’s environmental and energy regulations, promising a new era in Washington and installing Trump’s own regulatory agenda.

01/11/21
                                                               

Trump Administration, in Parting Gift to Industry, Reverses Bird Protections

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Nati Harnik, Associated Press

The Trump administration gutted protections for migratory birds on Tuesday, delivering the second of two parting gifts to the oil and gas industry, which has long sought to be shielded from liability for killing birds unintentionally in oil spills, toxic waste ponds and other environmental disasters.

01/05/21
                                                               

Trump to sell Arctic oil rights days before Biden sworn in

By Jennifer A Dlouhy

The Trump administration is racing to sell oil drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before Joe Biden takes office so the president-elect can’t revoke the contracts.

12/03/20
                                                               

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — the American Serengeti — shall not die

By Cyril Christo

The Trump administration is pursuing a controversial plan to open up ANWR to oil drilling. Here’s what’s at stake.

11/25/20
                                                               

A destructive legacy: Trump bids for final hack at environmental protections

By Oliver Milman

Administration finishing off regulatory moves to lock in drilling, loosen wildlife protections and roll back pollution standards

11/21/20
                                                               

75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

By Alvin Chang, Emily Holden, Oliver Milman and Noa Yachot

In the past four years, Trump has shredded environmental protections for American lands, animals and people.

10/21/20
                                                               

The animal species imperiled by Trump’s war on the environment

By Paola Rosa-Aquino

Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part of his aggressive rollback of environmental rules

10/20/20
                                                               

Judges Hear Arguments in President Trump’s Biggest Climate Rollback

A three-judge panel appeared divided Thursday on President Trump’s effort to repeal his predecessor’s regulations on planet-warming emissions from the power sector and replace them with far weaker controls.

10/08/20
                                                               

How EPA rollbacks evade 1994 environmental justice order

By Sean Reilly Photo: Harry Schaefer, National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency

If the Houston area has long been an economic powerhouse, it’s also been a perennial slough for toxic air pollution linked to cancer and other ailments that disproportionately afflicts poor and minority areas.

09/28/20