A List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment

The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy — and we’re tracking them here as they happen.

By Michael Greshko, Laura Parker, Brian Clark Howard
Published 9 Apr 2019, 00:40 BST
Mounds of unsold coal stand above ground at ERP Compliant Fuels' Federal No. 2 mine near ...
Mounds of unsold coal stand above ground at ERP Compliant Fuels' Federal No. 2 mine near Fairview, West Virginia, April 11, 2016. With Donald Trump's win in the race for the White House, scores of regulations that have reshaped the contours of corporate America over the last eight years suddenly seemed vulnerable.
Photograph by Luke Sharrett, T​he New York Times, Redux

The Trump administration’s tumultuous first year has brought a flurry of changes — both realised and anticipated — to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.

It’s a lot to keep track of, so National Geographic will be maintaining an abbreviated timeline of the Trump administration’s environmental actions and policy changes, as well as reactions to them. We will update this article periodically as news develops.

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on March 31, 2017, and was last updated on January 5, 2018.
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