I talked to Jedediah Purdy, a professor of law at Duke University and the author of After Naturean intellectual history of the environment in America.
We regret the error. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps, which was established to reduce unemployment as part of his 'New Deal' did much work to improve the environment as well as the country's infrastructure.
Do the states get a say in regulating pollutants? Whitaker who was a senior White House aide for four years, becoming Undersecretary of interior in For groundwater, the pollutants included biological contaminants, inorganic and organic substances, and radionuclides.
The Wilderness Act allows the president and Congress to work together to set aside tracts of federal land for wilderness designation. Doing so would allow environmental outcomes to focus more on the context and the actual harm of any individual polluter, he argues. The Trump administration has indicated—through its proposed budget and through its choice of appointees—that it cannot abide the status quo.
While Obama's environmental agenda prioritized the reduction of carbon emissions through the use of clean renewable energy the Trump administration has sought to increase fossil fuel use and scrap environmental regulations, which he has often referred to as an impediment to business.
The Antiquities Act of does something similar, with a twist: It allows the president to unilaterally set aside tracts of federal land for special cultural or conservation protection.
If we can't, that's fine. Carson played a big role in environment activism that was later to come.