'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
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