In Colorado summer seems to begin in February but winter does not seem to end until June. These radical weather swings may be the result of a bigger problem. The student body, as well as many Americans, stand divided on many political issues. Since the 2017 inauguration of President Trump the future of certain people, groups, government agencies and public programs have become unclear. One student shared some insight into what should be perhaps the highest priority platform. Ben Amerman, a second-year wildlife biology student is concerned about the new administration’s proposals and their potential environmental impact.
Amerman began studying wildlife biology with plans to become a veterinarian. After developing an interest in non-domesticated animals he switched his focus. When President Trump took office many people became afraid, Amerman said. This sparked an interest in the role of his studies in the political field.
The first concern Amerman raised was Trump’s belief that the Environmental Protection Agency can afford certain cuts while the United States cannot afford to lose businesses. Allowing this sort of detriment to the EPA would be “counterproductive because every business needs the environment in one way or another,” Amerman said.