A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy

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

In 2017, the arrival of the Trump Administration brought a flurry of changes to U.S. environmental policy—from the decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement to cutting federal funding for science and the environment initiatives. To keep track of it all, National Geographic kept a running list, below, of these developments for the first two years of the administration. Now, with campaign season in full swing, we’re keeping track of environmental actions and promises from both the Trump Administration and Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden. Follow along here.

Editor's Note: This page was originally published on March 31, 2017, and was last updated on May 3, 2019. It is no longer being updated.
A rare Santa Catalina Island fox, Urocyon littoralis catalinae, at Catalina Island Conservancy.
A rare Santa Catalina Island fox, Urocyon littoralis catalinae, at Catalina Island Conservancy.
Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark

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