For those unfamiliar with environmental regulations, let me bring forth two bills of consequence.
The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) declared: to "encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation" .
And the Endangered Species Act declared: to provide "a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species" .
So when it comes to the President Trump agenda, well nothing made sense to me for quite some time, unless you think about property rights  being at odds with government. A case in point is Ferry Point Park (NYC Parks). This public park is approximately 414 acres, and is located in Bronx, NY. I grew up in the Bronx. And I know how important it is have access to open space and in an otherwise urban area. Most of the park, unfortunately is developed. Trump golf properties leases and operates over half of the park as a 222 acre golf course.
In response to a letter submitted by Trump Ferry Point LLC, the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development on Oct, 2016 wrote, "regarding your request to expand the licensed premises of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, extend the length of your contract, and significantly change the planned make up of a public park on the water front . . . the city's proposal for Ferry Point Park will provide the East Bronx with a crucial recreational amenity, waterfront access, and a protected wetland . . . We have no interest in changing direction in order to allow a cosmetic improvement to a golf course that is, as you letter notes, already recognized as one of the best new course in the nation. "
Property right advocates hold the belief that they can do whatever they want on their land, or that they can bully government into privatizing public lands management. Yet it's up to our government (federal, state, county, town, village, city) to protect our natural resources, as well as public access to open space and water, from the personal profits of a land developer.
President Trump has the power to develop our nation as he sees fit. But the "Art of The Deal" will never be profitable unless it takes into account, not the laws of man, but the laws of Nature.