Regulatory Rollback Tracker

Under former President Trump, environmental agencies systematically tried to weaken, or rescind and replace, rules designed to protect the environment and public health. The table below links you to pages that describe the history of each rule and the status of the Trump-era rollback efforts, including litigation and court decisions.

We are updating our tracker pages to include initial actions by the Biden administration to address Trump-era rollbacks.

On Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 13990, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis,” instructing agencies to review agency actions during the Trump administration for consistency with the new administration’s policies and consider suspending, revising, or rescinding them. The administration froze activities on all pending regulations for 60 days to allow time for this review and EPA instructed DOJ to seek stays or abeyances in ongoing litigation involving regulations promulgated during the Trump administration. On Jan. 27, 2021 President Biden signed Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” with additional directives that may result in changes to agency rules.

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Thank you to our tracker research assistants!

Current research assistants: Daniel Eyal, Hannah Fox, Max Hantel, Alyssa Huang, Amelia Keyes, Rachel Neuburger, Anna Todd, Lindsay Williams, and Zach Winn

Former research assistants: Katherine Clements, Peter Daniels, Libby Dimenstein, Elizabeth Melampy, James Pollack, Sarah Simon, Qingyang Song, Sebastian SpitzGrace Weatherall, Rachel Westrate, Eric Wriston, Laura Bloomer, Leilani Doktor, Ari Sillman, and Majid Waheed

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Tracker Entries

Rule
Agencies
Status
Last Updated

AgenciesEPA

Status

Rule Reversed

Last Updated02/17/2021

AgenciesBSEE and BOEM

Last Updated02/12/2021

AgenciesDOI

Last Updated02/12/2021

AgenciesOSMRE

Status

Rule Final

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesEPA

Status

Rule Final

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesEPA

Status

Rule Final

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesNOAA and BOEM

Status

Rollback Failed

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesBOEM

Status

Proposed Rule (NTL rescinded)

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesBSEE

Status

Rule Final - In Litigation

Last Updated02/11/2021

AgenciesBOEM

Status

Rule Final

Last Updated02/11/2021