- Reversed policy that would allow various agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act. (story)
- Stopped the Bush policy that would have allowed oil companies to drill in some national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands in Utah (story)
- Reversed the policy of Bush's that would have allowed offshore drilling on the east and west coasts (story)
- Looking at having EPA regulate emissions from coal fired power plants, that Bush didn't want to regulate (story)
It's like we are all living in the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and slowing having the bad memories of the past 8 years erased. If you don't get the reference then see the movie.