REGULATIONS & DEREGULATIONS

Since 2017, the Trump administration targeted many regulations which had been put in place to address climate change. A handful of major climate rules reversed or weakened under Mr. Trump could have a significant effect on future emissions. The New York Times has been covering the more than 100 environmental rules being repealed or weakened, and reported on 9/17/2020, that these rollbacks are expected to result in an additional 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 2035.

Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has posted a Deregulation Tracker as well as a Climate Regulation database detailing regulations and other efforts undertaken by federal agencies to address the causes and impacts of climate change. Harvard is tracking, too.

President Joe Biden has his work cut out for him dealing with the many rollbacks that occurred under the Trump Administration. The Washington Post is tracking the success President Biden is having as he unwinds Trump’s legacy and forges his own.

SOURCE: The Independent

The list below highlights some of the many policies enacted under the Biden administration and those overturned.

REGULATIONS

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Ending industrial-scale logging of old-growth on Tongrass National Forest

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Ending industrial-scale logging of old-growth on Tongrass National Forest

By Juliet Eilperin Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post 7/15/21
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Biden administration would cancel three old-growth timber sales in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. It would still allow Alaska Natives and small-scale timber operators to selectively log some old-growth trees.…
7/15/21 ADDED

Ending industrial-scale logging of old-growth on Tongrass National Forest

Ending_industrial_scale_logging_of_old_growth_on_Tongrass_National_Forest

Ending industrial-scale logging of old-growth on Tongrass National Forest

By Juliet Eilperin Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post 7/15/21
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Biden administration would cancel three old-growth timber sales in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. It would still allow Alaska Natives and small-scale timber operators to selectively log some old-growth trees.…
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8/20/21 OVERTURNED
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The list below highlights 14 of the many dozens of Trump administration rollbacks which were enacted during the years 2017-2020.

FINALIZED 11/4/20
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