Biden’s advisers have compiled a list of more than 100 rules and policies developed by the Trump administration that it sees as targets for review, CNN has learned. Each of the policies relate to environmental conservation and climate change and are linked to an executive order Biden intends to sign on public health and the environment.
Many items on the list are key targets of criticism by the environmental groups that accused the Trump administration of disregarding the hazards of climate change and being overly sympathetic to the wishes of industry.
Included on the list are several changes to household utilities that Trump touted at his rallies.
Some of the policies may be easier than others to halt, prevent from taking effect, or overturn.
The bulk of the Biden team’s nine-page list may be complicated to rescind or reverse because the Trump administration wrote them into formal regulations.
There are other avenues the Biden administration could pursue, though.
It could also choose to side with the groups challenging virtually every major environmental and energy decision by the Trump administration in court.
It won’t have to look far, either. Perhaps the most recent challenge, this time to roll back of bird protections, was filed by a coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday — the day before Biden took office.