Sunday, April 23, 2017

Greener Trump?

After this past Earth Day, President Trump announced it was in his best interest to protect the environment. As he quotes "Rigorous science is critical to my administration efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection": this may seem promising to change his views on actions towards environmental concern, but, unfortunately, it has not. He then states "I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs Matter!" In other words, President Trump claims he "cares" about the protection of the environment but does not plan on changing his budget cuts to agencies such as The State Department; Department of Urban Housing and Urban Development; and The Environmental Protection Agency. Funding will be lost by a third, potentially, eliminating other federal programs. While Trump may say his concerns are with the environment, his current policies for the environment do not support his position

Cameron Butler 

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