Washington, D.C. — Donald Trump is using his last weeks of presidential power to sneak through more than two dozen anti-science policies and rollbacks of health and environmental protections — the vast majority of which would benefit Big Oil and polluter CEOs.

In its mad dash to sell off our natural resources and gut important health and environmental protections, the Trump administration is rolling over ethics rulescutting short public input periods, and ignoring regulatory processes.

This eleventh-hour scheme includes leasing land for oil drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuge, changing popular energy efficiency standards, and undermining critical air quality standards – actions that will all have devastating repercussions for our communities and public health. 

“Over the past four years, the Trump administration has acted as a front for fossil fuel industry lobbyists, fostering a culture of corruption. Trump and his team delivered massive profits to Big Oil executives by destroying more than 100 environmental protections that stood in their way,” said Lori Lodes, Executive Director of Climate Power 2020. “The Biden-Harris administration has said it is ready to take bold climate action and end fossil fuel subsidies, so it’s no surprise Trump officials are spending their final days burning through controversial last-minute policy changes.”

Climate Power analyzed 22 of Trump’s ‘Midnight resolutions’ and found that an overwhelming number directly benefit fossil fuel and mining interests.

Trump administration “Midnight Resolutions” since November 3, 2020:

Expected action: