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Biden vs Trump: The Environment

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Abstract: Biden has promised to treat climate change as a serious threat to our nation and world. His administration faces an enormous challenge in setting the country on course for zero greenhouse gas emissions, especially after Trump's rejection of climate science. This Current Context examines the environmental regulations Trump altered and eliminated and the measures Biden aims to take to reassert federal authority in the interest of a healthier planet Earth.

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The Clean Air Act is one of the most successful federal measures to protect public health and the environment. This student activity uses an easy-to-read overview of the Clean Air Act to help students determine and assess the relative authority and responsibilities of multiple levels of government to protect the environment and public health.

Image:  https://pixabay.com/illustrations/earth-hour-climate-change-globe-4776711/ by Cristian Ibarra from Pixabay.


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