What to Be Thankful For (2021 edition) – YubaNet

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November 24, 2021 – If there is a single thing for environmentalists to be thankful for this year, it is simply this:  the virulently anti-environmental Donald Trump is no longer in the White House.

My Thanksgiving post last year began, “Nearly four years into the Trump Administration, we’re now accustomed to waking up every morning to learn about a new attack on the environment.” Five years ago, in the aftermath of the 2016 election, the picture seemed even worse: “These are dark days for the cause of environmental protection, and it would be easy to give way to despair.”

In the ten months since Trump left the White House, we have forgotten just how bad things were. Our environmental law center has compiled a list of 200 environmental rollbacks during the Trump Administration. There were previous presidents who sought environmental rollbacks and favored…

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