Trump’s anti-environmental legacy looms over Biden

Brandon Pytel
Jun 21 · 3 min read

The anti-environmental stain of former President Donald Trump still looms large.

In one of his first moves as president, Joe Biden suspended oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters. But last week, a Trump-appointed federal judge ruled in favor of 13 red states and blocked the ban.

The reversal is just the latest of what could be years-long court battles over some of Biden’s most ambitious climate moves. And it’s a warning for Biden and progressives: Though Republicans are no longer in power, the legacy of Trump…