The Washington Post has put together a “scorecard” for “environmental actions” to be taken by the Biden Administration to reverse over 200 Trump policies in seven categories, sorted by how hard they would be to overturn. Those marked by dark orange are already “overturned,” those in lighter orange are “targeted,” and the rest “not yet targeted.” Overall, 8 have been overturned, 60 have been targeted, and 139 are not yet targeted. Here’s the categories and total amounts.
Air pollution and greenhouse gases (64)
Chemical safety (14)
Drilling and extraction (61)
Infrastructure and permitting (26)
Water pollution (13)
Public land management may be affected by actions in several of these categories, but “Drilling and extraction” includes logging, so I’ve copied some of that list above. Among the priority actions (overturned or targeted) include Utah national monuments, timber harvesting on BLM lands, the protest process for federal timber sales, the Tongass roadless rule, and fracking rules. Also, in the “wildlife” category, ESA critical habitat designation, spotted owl critical habitat and Endangered Species Act consultation have been targeted. Not yet targeted include many things we have discussed on this blog, such as: the Eastside Screens old growth plan amendment, the executive order encouraging logging on federal lands, sage grouse protection, Twin Metals mine leases near Boundary Waters, the Tonto NF copper mine, Forest Service NEPA regulations, and CEQ NEPA regulations. It’s also interesting to note the number of these that are “under litigation,” which may also provide leverage to undo Trump actions.
I hope this is something they will continue to update with successes and failures and new targetings.