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75 ways Trump doomed wildlife, made the planet warmer and America dirtier 1 year 3 months ago #48

The Guardian article '75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer' provides a very comprehensive list of environmental regulations reversed and changed by the Trump administration in 4 years, shredding environmental protections for American lands, animals and people.

Below I have highlighted the changes that affect wildlife and protected area land directly. The list by no means prioritises these issues as all of the environmental issues are interconnected.
  • Rolled back rules prohibiting the hunting of bears and other predators in Alaskan national preserves.
  • Removed protections for the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.
  • Changed the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, making it harder to protect animals and plants.
  • Withdrew a proposed rule to protect whales, turtles and dolphins in the Pacific.
  • Weakened protections on hunting, capturing or killing migratory birds.
  • Opened the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine national monument to commercial fishing.
  • Reversed a rule that prevented taking sand from protected areas to replenish other beaches.
  • Proposed speeding up the environmental review process for companies seeking oil and gas drilling permits in national forests.
  • Revoked an executive order protecting oceans, coastal areas and the Great Lakes.
  • Authorized oil and gas leasing on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain
Check out the full list at the original article here
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