Trump the Environmentalist?

Stimson Spotlight

Trump the Environmentalist?

By Johan Bergenas and Emma Myers

Since Donald Trump's unexpected presidential victory, environmentalists fear a substantial rollback of protections for our natural world. Yet there may be a silver lining. Trump's broader security goals – to crush the Islamic State group, fight transnational criminals and promote stability – does allow for perhaps one environmental agenda to be advanced: the ongoing fight against environmental criminals.

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