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How Biden's Environmental Policies Could Affect Idaho

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President-elect Joe Biden has begun to announce his cabinet choices, including former Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen as Secretary of Treasury. But he has yet to announce his choice to lead both the Interior and Agriculture Departments, or the EPA. Each of these positions can carry a lot of influence in Idaho when it comes to the environment and slowing the effects of global climate change within our borders. 

So how will the change from the Trump administration influence things like public lands and wildlife management? And what will that mean for industries most likely to face different regulations under Biden’s leadership?

Joining Idaho Matters to consider these questions is Rocky Barker, special correspondent to the Idaho Statesman.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!