A Second Trump Term Will Be Nothing Short of Catastrophic

“He says, ‘You're not going to be a dictator, are you?’” “I said: ‘No, no, no. Other than Day One ... we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I'm not a dictator.’”

~ Donald Trump, Dec. 5, 2023



Trump and his cronies are planning to ...


 

1. End all Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves and grizzly bears in the lower 48 states, allowing open trophy-hunting seasons for both species.

2. Expand drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic Ocean and protected areas within the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska.

3. Withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement and United Nations Green Climate Fund and reject all international efforts to address the climate crisis.

4. Slash the size of existing national monuments across the nation to expand oil, gas, and coal extraction from those areas.

5. Use federal funding and agency resources to further expand coal, oil, and gas extraction on public lands and offshore waters within the United States. 

6. Curtail the ability of states under the Clean Water Act to reject the construction of oil and gas pipelines that cross state lands.

7. Weaken protections for migratory birds and marine mammals to allow the fossil fuel industry to kill wildlife without consequences during its operations.

8. Eliminate restrictions on the importation of trophy-hunted elephants, lions, rhinos, and other endangered wildlife, pushing these species closer to extinction.

9. Greenlight the construction of “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of brand-new beautiful” coal, oil, and gas power plants.

10. Reverse the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific determinations that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare.

11. Increase clear-cut logging in all national forests, including Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

12. Gut EPA requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other toxic pollutants from power plants. 

13. Repeal the EPA determination that PFAS and other “forever chemicals” are hazardous substances and end efforts to address PFAS contamination of groundwater and drinking water supplies.

14. Slash EPA protections across the board, preventing efforts to address the harms that dangerous pesticides inflict on people and endangered wildlife.  

15. Fast-track gas export terminals and gas pipelines by exempting those projects from  rigorous environmental reviews.

16. Cease all efforts by all federal agencies to address environmental injustice and other civil rights violations caused by pollution. 

17. Rescind EPA protections that require polluters to install modern air-pollution controls — even when those polluters propose to increase their emissions.

18. Reverse EPA and Department of Transportation efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and heavy trucks.

19. Gut or eliminate virtually every federal agency’s efforts to address climate change or environmental justice.

20. Allow bear-baiting, aerial gunning and trapping of native carnivores within Alaska’s national parks and preserves.

21. Eliminate virtually all federal energy-efficiency standards for appliances and water fixtures. 

22. Rescind the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone and use the 1873 Comstock Act to prosecute individuals who send abortion pills by mail. 

23. Further expand the U.S. nuclear warhead arsenal and increase the Department of Defense budget at the expense of virtually all other federal agencies.

24. Dismantle the federal civil service to allow unqualified, bootlicking lapdogs to advance Trump’s illegal orders, even if they conflict with the Constitution or federal law.

25. Invoke the Insurrection Act and use the Department of Justice to imprison political rivals and those who speak against fascism. 

 

 

Sources: 

The Heritage Foundation, The 2025 Presidential Transition Project:
#1 – page 434; #2 – page 454; #3 – pages 389 and 709; #4 – pages 519, 522-523, 532; #5 – page 519, 522-523, 709; #6 – page 429; #7 – see pages 524, 676; #10 – page 425; #11 – page 308, 531-532; #12 – page 427; #13– page 431; #14 – page 434; #15 – pages 369 and 408; #16 – page 441; #17 – page 426; #19 – pages 257, 273, 290, 293, 309, 364-365, 369, 378, 386, 406, 408, 425, 469, 508, 606, 660, 709, and 832; #20 –page 531; #21 – page 378; #22 – page 458; #23 – page 94.

#8 – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memorandum

#9, #12, #18 – Donald J. Trump for President, Agenda 47: America Must Have the #1 Lowest Cost Energy and Electricity on Earth 

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