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Obama’s Policies Destroyed the Environment

June 8, 2018

The Department of the Interior, under the leadership of Secretary Ryan Zinke, has reversed Obama administration policies that hindered state wildlife management while harming hunters and anglers in the process.

While in office, the Obama administration seized control of state owned land across the US.  Further, Obama designated an unprecedented amount of federal land as national monuments, banning hunting and fishing across millions of acres of land and water, which undermined sound wildlife management. The licenses purchased by these hunters and anglers provided states the money to tend to these habitats.  Obama’s bans dried up the cash flow for sound land management.

With the support of the Trump administration, Congress used the Congressional Review Act to rescind an Obama-era takeover of wildlife management on public lands in Alaska. States should manage their land, not DC bureaucrats.

Andy Singer is new media and video specialist at The Heartland Institute.
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.