Policy across the U.S. is changing fast since the election of President Trump. And natural resource companies have already begun to benefit from the shift.
Now two more major measures have just come down -- which could open big opportunities for mining and energy in the U.S.
The Department of Interior yesterday unveiled a raft of new policies. One of the biggest being a rollback of Obama-era regulations put in to protect wildlife.
Specifically, the sage grouse. A bird that resides in several prime mining and petroleum jurisdictions -- particularly in western U.S. states such as Nevada.
The Obama administration had brought in federal protection for the sage grouse. Including strict rules on land use in areas where the bird resides -- which had threatened to withdraw large tracts of land from mineral development and oil and gas drilling.