Trump Revolution: Climate Crisis

Through photos, words and multimedia, the BDC exhibition, Trump Revolution: Climate Crisis, documents the current president's overturning of decades of American environmental policy, and its profound effects on American society and our planet at large. This is the second in a year-long series of Trump Revolution exhibitions examining America's societal and political transformation, one whose speed, reach and consequences are unmatched in our country's history.

2015-12-01 12:00:00

Trump Calls Obama “Ridiculous” To Be In Pursuit of The Paris Climate Agreement

Trump calls Obama “ridiculous” to be in pursuit of the Paris climate agreement and takes to Instagram to express his dissent by saying “while the world is in turmoil and falling apart in so many different ways-- especially with ISIS-- our president is worried about global warming, what a ridiculous situation.”

2015-12-30 10:36:33

During Campaign Speech Trump Calls Global Warming A "Hoax"

During a campaign speech in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Trump continues to criticize Obama for the latter’s concern over carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions calling global warming a "hoax."

2016-05-05 12:00:00

Trump Visits Virginia After GOP Nomination

Soon after gaining the Republican Party (GOP) nomination, Trump visits Virginia where he receives the endorsement from the West Virginia Coal Association. At a Charleston rally, he responded to the sign “Trump digs coal” by promising to repeal Obama’s regulations and bring back coal mining jobs.

2016-05-23 12:00:00

Trump Plans To Construct Sea Wall To Protect His Golf Courses

Politico reported Trump’s plans to construct a sea wall for the protection of his golf courses against global warming

2016-05-26 12:00:00

Trump Vows To “Stop All Payments of US Tax Dollars To UN Global Warming rograms”

In his campaign speech on energy policy, Trump vows to retract U.S. involvement in the Paris agreement within his first 100 days in office and to “stop all payments of US tax dollars to UN global warming programs”

2017-01-20 12:00:00

Donald J. Trump Inaugurated As 45th President of The United States

Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th President of the United States.

2017-01-30 12:00:00

Executive Order 13771 Signed

Trump signs Executive Order 13771 which reorganizes government agencies, targeting, in particular, departments that work on climate change. This is the beginning of Trump’s “Unified Agenda” which intends to systematically dismantle the regulatory state.

2017-03-01 12:00:00

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Secretary of The Interior

Ryan Zinke is confirmed as Secretary of the Interior. The Interior Department is responsible for the management of most federal land and natural resources and oversees approximately 500 million acres of land, employs 70,000 people and oversees nine bureaus including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

2017-03-02 05:40:08

Secretary Zinke Overturns An Obama-era Ban On Lead Ammunition

On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke overturns an Obama-era ban on lead ammunition, which poisons wildlife and damages the environment. Gun rights and some hunting advocates support Zinke’s action.

2017-03-27 22:17:56

Trump Rolls Back BLM Planing 2.0 Rule

President Trump rolls back the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule, preventing Americans from deciding where and when to drill on public lands, and handing power to the oil and gas industry. The rule was designed to streamline federal land use planning and engender early input from multiple stakeholders. It was targeted under the Congressional Review Act.

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