Trump has picked a leading climate denier, Myron Ebell, to lead the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ebell is also said to be in contention to head the agency itself. On the campaign trail, Trump said he may "cut" the EPA, but giving Ebell any authority over it may be just as bad.
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was the first monument whose protection was motivated specifically by the need to preserve biodiversity. Now, the effects of climate change mean it might need to be expanded.
I was about nine years old and my mom and I moved to Virginia from Philadelphia earlier that year. It was like a foreign world to me. I traded in my bustling city streets for open spaces and loud sounding bugs I couldn’t identify.
The BLM’s new wind and solar leasing rule will guide clean energy projects to low-conflict, pre-screened areas to increase renewable energy on public lands, helping reduce greenhouse gases and the impacts of climate change.
Donald Trump's victory ushers in a new era of serious threats to American conservation. When the president-elect has previously weighed in on the issues that matter to us, his words have often run contrary to core American values about protecting our land and water.