"Trump’s Misleading Claims About His Environmental Record"

"President Trump selectively talked up what he said were achievements in ensuring air and water quality, declining carbon emissions and Superfund cleanups."

"President Trump made the case Monday that he has protected the nation’s air and water in a speech filled with cherry-picked statistics and misleading claims. And he failed to mention that his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord was undercutting efforts to address a fundamental threat to the planet.

Mr. Trump listed what he cast as accomplishments in addressing air pollution, carbon emissions, hazardous sites and lead exposure — taking credit for trends that preceded his administration or actions mandated by courts. Left unaddressed were his effort to weaken environmental standards by rolling back regulations and his record of putting former industry executives and lobbyists in key policymaking positions.

Here’s a fact check of his remarks."

Linda Qiu reports for the New York Times July 8, 2019.


"Environmentalists Deride Trump's Speech Touting Accomplishments On The Issue" (Washington Post)

"Bush’s EPA Chief Slams Trump’s Environment Speech: ‘He’s Living In His Own Reality’" (HuffPost)

"DOE: Perry Stirs Up Debate — Again — With Climate Comments" (EnergyWire)

Source: NY Times, 07/10/2019