On Day One, Biden Moves to Undo Trump’s Environment, Public Lands Policies

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On Day One, Biden Moves to Undo Trump’s Environment, Public Lands Policies

On the schedule for President Biden’s first day on the job? Moving quickly to reverse Trump’s business and energy-first environmental policies. According to Gina McCarthy, President Biden’s national climate advisor, Biden will move immediately to sign more than a dozen executive orders today, one of which will direct federal officials to tackle 100 different projects meant to undo Trump’s environmental legacy. Biden will also immediately cease construction of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a giant relief to conservationists in the Southwest, outraged by the construction of a wall through a sensitive and wild ecosystem. Within his broader push to undo Trump’s environmental decisions, Biden will also restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments to their original sizes, reversing the Trump administration’s shrinking and opening of them to oil and gas drilling.

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