Trump on Environment

A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental Policy from: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to dismantle much of the work on climate change enacted by the Obama administration. The order takes steps to downplay the future costs of carbon emissions, walks back tracking of the federal government’s carbon emissions, rescinds a 2016 moratorium on coal leases on federal lands, and strikes down Obama-era executive orders and memoranda aimed at helping the country prepare for climate change's worst impacts, including threats to national security. In January 2017, the Dakaota and Keystone pipelines were approved. In March of 2017, collecting emmissions data for methane and volatile organic compounds was discontinued. Also in that month, Pruitt rejected a decade-old petition asking that the EPA ban all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Research suggests that chlorpyrifos may be associated with brain damage in children and farm workers, Also EPA’s Office of Science and Technology removed the word “science” from its mission statement,  March 7, 2017                                                                                                   

·   Removes all references to climate change from the White House’s website January25,2017                                                                                                    

·   STREAMS REOPENED TO MINING WASTE  February 16, 2017                                                                                                                                                    

·   INTERIOR DEPARTMENT SCRUBS CLIMATE CHANGE WEBSITE EPA SCRUBS CLIMATE CHANGE WEBSITE April 19, 2017

·   EPA DISMISSES SCIENCE ADVISORS May 5, 2017                 

·   U.S. PULLS OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT June 1, 2017. We are the only country in the world that rejected this agreement                                                                                                    

·   NOAA CANCELS RULE TO PROTECT WHALES FROM FISHING NETS June 13, 2017                                                                   

·   TRUMP REVOKES FLOOD STANDARDS ACCOUNTING FOR SEA-LEVEL RISE       August 15, 2017                  

·   MINING HEALTH STUDY HALTED; August, 2017       

·   CLIMATE ADVISORY PANEL DISBANDED August 22, 2017                                                                                                                  

·   INTERIOR DEPARTMENT PROPOSES LARGEST-EVER OIL AND GAS LEASE AUCTION: 77million acres of federal waters in gulf of mexico October 23, 2017                                                                                                   

·   TRUMP UNVEILS PLAN TO DRAMATICALLY DOWNSIZE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENT-Bears Ears and Grand Stair case December 2017                           

·   TRUMP DROPS CLIMATE CHANGE FROM LIST OF NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS December 18, 2017                            

·   EPA LOOSENS REGULATIONS ON TOXIC AIR POLLUTION January 25, 2018                                                                   

·   FEMA EXPELS "CLIMATE CHANGE" FROM STRATEGIC PLAN March 16, 2018                                                                 

·   EPA STARTS ROLLBACK OF CAR EMISSIONS STANDARDS April 2, 2018                                                                        

·   WHITE HOUSE CUTS NASA CLIMATE MONITORING PROGRAM May 9, 2018                                                                               

·   TRUMP OFFICIALS PROPOSE ROLLBACKS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT RULES July 19, 2018                   

·   TRUMP ANNOUNCES PLAN TO WEAKEN OBAMA-ERA FUEL ECONOMY RULES August 2, 2018                                  

·   TRUMP EPA UNVEILS PLAN TO NULLIFY FEDERAL RULES ON COAL POWER PLANTS August 21, 2018                    

·   EPA REPEALS OBAMA-ERA METHANE RULEs September 18, 2018