November 20, 2018 - By Koaw (List of Resources Below)

Weeks ago, I was having a conversation with one of my Patrons about how the current Trump administration is dismantling the EPA & eliminating other programs protecting and monitoring the environment and our health. Eventually, after we shared much concern during our discussion, I was asked, “Do you think Donald Trump hates nature?”

Well, that is a hyperbolic question but it did have me wondering: Does Trump have any genuine concern for nature? For the global environment and its living inhabitants?

I dug into the research and decided to make a video. Here are twenty-five policy and related changes by Trump and his administration impacting nature.

-K

 

Featured Sources:

NATGEO Timeline: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/
Washington Post Fact Checker: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/
350.ORG:  https://350.org/science/

Sources In Order:

Polarized: http://time.com/4874888/climate-change-politics-history/
Cuyahoga: http://time.com/3921976/cuyahoga-fire/
Smog: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150304-los-angeles-smog-children-health-environment/
Study: http://universityofsoutherncalifornia.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/26E3E190800B268A
Disgrace: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/13/AR2006071301412.html?noredirect=on
Trump Quote: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-trump-paris-climate-accord/
Tweets: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html
Affairs: https://people.com/politics/melania-trump-more-important-things-to-think-about-president-affair
Grab AH: http://www.accessonline.com/videos/donald-trump-the-comments-on-women-you-hadnt-heard/
Mental: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2017/09/22/is-trump-mentally-ill-or-is-america-psychiatrists-weigh-in/?utm_term=.f290a613363d
EDGI: https://envirodatagov.org/publication/edgi-annual-report-2018/
Pipeline: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-regarding-construction-keystone-xl-pipeline/
Spill: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/keystone-pipeline-leak-was-twice-big-previously-thought-180968722/
Exxon: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/
Judge: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/09/keystone-xl-pipeline-blocked-by-federal-judge-major-blow-trump-administration/?utm_term=.cbcf16c0e6e2
Stream: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/38/titles
Pruitt: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-sign-new-order-rolling-back-obama-energy-regs
Golf: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/17/how-much-is-donald-trumps-travel-and-protection-costing-anyway/?utm_term=.e00107b7dfdd
Budget: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/int.pdf
Paris: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-trump-paris-climate-accord/
Coal: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a4947/4339171/
GH GAS: https://350.org/science/
Ozone: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-continues-work-states-2015-ozone-designations
CPP: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
Monuments: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/leaked-maps-trump-shrinks-bears-ears-grand-staircase-escalante-national-monuments-spd/
Threat: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf
Kerry: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kerry-climate/kerry-calls-climate-change-weapon-of-mass-destruction-idUSBREA1F0BP20140216
OIAI: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-01/documents/reclassification_of_major_sources_as_area_sources_under_section_112_of_the_clean_air_act.pdf
Walke: https://www.nrdc.org/media/2018/180125-0
Cuts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.6ac1118afc7d
Budget: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf
GCCI: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41845.pdf
ROE: https://www.epa.gov/report-environment
Emissions: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-pruitt-ghg-emissions-standards-cars-and-light-trucks-should-be
ESA: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/pdf/20180718_proposed_424_signed.pdf
CBD: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/10-species-to-go-extinct-under-Trump/
NHTSA: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/ld_cafe_my2021-26_deis_0.pdf
7 DEG: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/2018/09/27/b9c6fada-bb45-11e8-bdc0-90f81cc58c5d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ea1054474557
PP Rules: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-proposes-affordable-clean-energy-ace-rule
Methane: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Final%20Rule%20-1004-AE53%20-%20%20Ready%20for%20OFR%209.18.18_508%20%281%29.pdf
Mining: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/410414-zinke-extends-mining-ban-near-yellowstone
Z Quote: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/21/trumps-pick-for-interior-secretary-cant-seem-to-make-up-his-mind-about-climate-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e5b5d57dad5e
Disband: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/climate/epa-disbands-pollution-science-panel.html
Seas Act: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-by-the-president-8/
Water I Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3021/text
Arctic: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-approves-long-awaited-first-oil-production-facility-federal-waters-offshore
Sierra Club: https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/07/icymi-trump-administration-admits-they-don-t-care-about-arctic-refuge-seismic
Border Wall: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-rsquo-s-wall-may-threaten-thousands-of-plant-and-animal-species-on-the-u-s-mexico-border/

Creative Commons image license links for images not purchased, my own, or in the public domain:
Pipeline: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trans_Canada_Keystone_Oil_Pipeline_(8480337530).jpg
Painting: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Men_on_Calf_Creek.JPG
Whale: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_right_whale.jpg
Jaguar: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jaguar_at_Edinburgh_Zoo.jpg
Owl: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ferruginous_Pygmy-owl_2395568405.jpg

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