Teddy Roosevelt must be turning in his grave: apparently, making America great again means undoing years of protections for public lands.
A new report from the Center for American Progress highlights just how much Trump has undermined conservation efforts. He’s removed or is attempting to remove protections from 35 million acres of public land.
To put that in perspective, that’s an area the size of Florida. It’s like if Trump eliminated a National Park 15 times the size of Yellowstone.
This attack on public lands is truly unprecedented. As the Center for American Progress puts it, “President Trump is the only president in U.S. history to have removed more public lands than he protected.” That why they call him “the most anti-nature president in U.S. history.”