什么时候 乔·拜登 enters the 白色的房子 for his first day as President of the United States, he is set to 标志 17 executive actions and orders — many of which review or reverse environmental policy written under 唐纳德·特朗普总统.
在 a fact sheet released Tuesday to the heads of relevant agencies, 标题 “President-elect Biden’s Day One Executive Actions Deliver Relief for Families Across America Amid Converging Crises,” the administration pledged to examine or instate changes regarding union jobs, advancing environmental justice and combatting 气候变化.
“President-elect Biden is taking historic action on day one to advance his agenda — including signing 15 executive actions and asking agencies to take steps in an additional two areas,” incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki wrote in a statement. “This compares to two day one executive actions from Biden’s four predecessors in the White House combined.”
Among the list of agency actions to be looked at are two 有争议的 rules that loosened restrictions for America’s hunters and farmers — 一 removing the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and the other removing 2015 regulatory provisions that prohibited certain sport hunting practices “otherwise permitted by the State of 阿拉斯加州” in its 10 national preserves.
Though legal under state law, critics and conservationists said the revised June 2020 “阿拉斯加州; Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves” rule was cruel to wildlife.
They had initially determined that the practices conflicted with the federal mission to protect Alaska’s wildlife.
Conservationists asserted the real aim was to reduce the population of wolves and other predators and increase the numbers of game animals.
Five months later, the administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would revoke Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the country.
“We are taking this action because the best available scientific and commercial data available establish that the gray wolf entities in the lower 48 United States do not meet the definitions of a threatened species or an endangered species under the Act,” they wrote on the Federal Register.
Although gray wolves — 现在 recovered from near extinction — are revered by many, farmers and hunters welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision.
Farmers say reducing wolf numbers would help keep their livestock safe from now-routine attacks. They had previously faced a felony if they had tried to kill the wolves to protect their animals.
The wolves, listed as an endangered species in 1978 and as a “受到威胁” species in Minnesota, would continue to be monitored for five years under the rule. 多于 2,000 now occupy six states in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies.
Wolves have never been legally protected in Alaska, 据美联社报道.
美国. Department of the Interior told Fox News it is unable to speculate on the incoming administration’s actions.
Fox News has reached out to the National Parks Service, Alaska’s 共和党人 政府. Mike Dunleavy and the Biden transition team for further comment but did not immediately receive a response.