In The Weeks Before Trump Takes Office, Obama’s Mad Dash To Save Public Lands

During his 8 years in office, Obama has forged out an considerable environmental legacy. He helped attorney a Paris Agreement, a many poignant meridian change understanding in history; instituted a Clean Power Plan, described as the strongest movement ever taken by a U.S. boss to fight tellurian warming; and stable more land and H2O ― some-more than 265 million acres ― than any other boss in history, including a investiture of a world’s largest sea reserve, among other immature initiatives.

But either these actions will mount a exam of time stays to be seen. President-elect Donald Trump, who has called meridian change “bullshit,” has a decidedly opposite take on environmental matters. He has vowed to dismantle a EPA, dissolution a Clean Power Plan, “renegotiate” a Paris Agreement, cancel restrictions on “clean coal” and cure a argumentative Keystone XL pipeline.  

Trump has reportedly tapped former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (both large fans of ramping adult hoary fuel exploration) for a position of interior secretary. The genuine estate lord has pronounced that he’s “very most into fracking and drilling.”

“I will cancel job-killing restrictions on a prolongation of American energy, including shale appetite and purify coal, formulating many millions of high-paying jobs,” Trump pronounced in a Nov. 21 video summary surveying some of his goals for a initial 100 days of his presidency. “That’s what we want, that’s what we’ve been watchful for.” 

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