15 ways the Trump administration has changed environmental policies
For the past three years, National Geographic has been tracking how this administration's decisions will influence air, water, and wildlife.
Since the Trump administration took office, it has been fighting what they call an “anti-growth” agenda put in place by the Obama administration. Regulations that required businesses to spend time and money to meet the former administration's environmental standards were swiftly reviewed and, in many cases, rolled back.
States, municipalities, and NGOs have responded to these changes by filing lawsuits to block the administration. Some, like lawsuits against the Keystone XL pipeline, have successfully kept public land closed to additional development.
Below are 15 influential decisions made by the Trump administration that could impact the future of our nation.
This is perhaps the decision that set the tone for the Trump administration's approach to the environment: when he moved to withdraw from