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From Wildlife To Monuments, Biden Looks To Change Environmental Policy

Rick Bowmer
AP Photo
This July 15, 2016, file photo, shows the "Moonhouse" in McLoyd Canyon which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah.


We are less than a week into the new Biden Administration, but already there are significant changes in the country’s direction. This may be most true when it comes to environmental policy. So what does this mean for western states, including Idaho?

Since being sworn in, President Joe Biden has hit pause on more than 100 policies under the previous administration. The policies cover everything from energy development, wildlife preservation and how public input is used to influence federal decisions on public land.  

Ken Rait with the Pew Charitable Trusts shared his perspective on the administration's new direction with Idaho Matters.


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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!