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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration is pursuing a controversial plan to open up ANWR to oil drilling. Here’s what’s at stake.
Administration finishing off regulatory moves to lock in drilling, loosen wildlife protections and roll back pollution standards
In the past four years, Trump has shredded environmental protections for American lands, animals and people.
Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part of his aggressive rollback of environmental rules
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.
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.