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Infrastructure and Planning


  • Revoked Obama-era flood standards for federal infrastructure projects, like roads and bridges. The standards required the government to account for sea-level rise and other climate change effects.
  • Relaxed the environmental review process for federal infrastructure projects.
  • Revoked a directive for federal agencies to minimize impacts on water, wildlife, land and other natural resources when approving development projects.
  • Revoked an Obama executive order promoting “climate resilience” in the northern Bering Sea region of Alaska, which withdrew local waters from oil and gas leasing and established a tribal advisory council to consult on local environmental issues.
  • Revoked an Obama executive order that set a goal of cutting the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over 10 years.
  • Reversed an update to the Bureau of Land Management’s public land use planning process.
  • Withdrew an Obama-era order to consider climate change in managing natural resources in national parks.
  • Restricted most Interior Department environmental studies to one year in length and a maximum of 150 pages, citing a need to reduce paperwork.
  • Withdrew a number of Obama-era Interior Department climate change and conservation policies that the agency said could “burden the development or utilization of domestically produced energy resources.”
  • Eliminated the use of an Obama-era planning system designed to minimize harm from oil and gas activity on sensitive landscapes, such as national parks.
  • Eased the environmental review processes for small wireless infrastructure projects with the goal of expanding 5G wireless networks.
  • Withdrew Obama-era policies designed to maintain or, ideally improve, natural resources affected by federal projects.

In Progress

  • Proposed plans to streamline the environmental review process for Forest Service projects.