"Trump Defends Environmental Record That Critics Call Disastrous"

"President Trump delivered a full-throated defense of his administration’s environmental record Monday, despite relaxing nationwide limits on air and water pollution and reversing course on U.S. climate policy.

Trump’s address, covering policies ranging from marine debris to hunting on public lands, comes as environmental issues are gaining traction in the 2020 presidential campaign. While voters still rank the environment below such top-tier priorities as the economy and health care, rising concern about climate change has prompted several Democratic hopefuls to make it central to their presidential bids.

Facing Cabinet members, including his Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department chiefs, the president said he had urged his deputies to tackle environmental challenges “so we can provide the highest quality of life to all Americans.”"

Juliet Eilperin and Seung Min Kim report for the Washington Post July 8, 2019.


"Trump Saw Opportunity in Speech on Environment. Critics Saw a ‘“1984” Moment.’" (New York Times)

Text of Trump Speech (Public Pool)

"Trump Says He Has The Best Environmental Record. That's Not True." (Washington Post)

"The Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today" (Mother Jones)

"83 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump" (New York Times)

"Trump Touts Environmental Policies, But Says Nothing Of Climate Change" (The Hill)

"Trump Promotes Environmental Record Despite Rollbacks" (AP)

"Trump Delivers Environmental Address, Forgets To Mention Climate Change" (Grist)

"Trump Tries to Gaslight Planet Earth" (New Republic)

"Fox News Cuts Into Trump Speech To Deliver A Brutal Real-Time Fact Check" (HuffPost)


Source: Washington Post, 07/09/2019