West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far

Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.


Since President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, he and his administration have been steadily undoing Obama-era environmental protections, including designations of national monuments and regulations designed to mitigate climate change. In the latest episode of West Obsessed, High Country News’ D.C. Correspondent Elizabeth Shogren, and editors Brian Calvert, Kate Schimel and Paige Blankenbuehler review some of the most important rollbacks that hit the West this year.

“West Obsessed” is an occasional audio series produced in collaboration with KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, where the editors and writers of  High Country News discuss stories about the American West and why they matter. Subscribe to the podcast on: Google PlayiTunesSoundcloudStitcher.

Thumbnail image: Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

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