Cabinet members applauded and lauded Trump. He wrote: "American voters aren't fooled by the President's attempts to cover up his failed environmental record".
President Donald Trump plans to bash the "Green New Deal" in an environmental speech on Monday in which he plans to showcase his administration's handling of climate change in a way that's economically efficient. He also repeatedly emphasized the role a strong economy plays in environmental protections.
"There's been nothing that's given me any reason to believe that I should be preparing a Powerpoint or a white paper", said Ron Coleman, an attorney focused on free speech and the internet.More news: Iran says U.S. sanctions are ‘warfare’
They have also criticized the administration for allowing the United States to slip on other basic measures of environmental health such as air pollution and enforcement.
"The weirdest part about it is the White House knows who I am ... yet I am intentionally kept out", said Loomer, who is now suing Twitter over her ban from the site for hateful conduct after criticizing U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar and her Muslim faith. "Environmental improvement and economic growth has gone hand in hand for decades".
More recently, a growing number of cities, states, businesses and even some utilities have pledged to try to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions - a trend in direct conflict with the Trump administration's support of fossil fuels. It is far more limited in scope and could let some coal-fired power plants keep operating longer.More news: IBM smartwatch patent is a tech origami of unfolding screens
Democrats and environmentalists, who have denounced Trump for his 2017 decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate, were unimpressed by the speech, which, according to media accounts, was motivated by worries that the administration's environmental policies could hurt the president's 2020 re-election campaign.
He felt that Trump's work in the White House has paid dividends with employment and supports his aggressive stance when it comes to dealing with Iran and China. Research shows more people are linking extreme weather disasters with the warming climate.
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The US also slipped in the global environmental rankings to No. 27 in 2018 from 26th during the past year of the Obama administration, according to the Environmental Performance Index, a project by Yale and Columbia universities to measure national performance on air, water, forestry and other metrics. Streets and sidewalks along the National Mall also flooded, as did the White House basement.