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“Donald Trump has shown a profound ignorance of science and of the public health issues embodied in our environmental laws,” William Ruckelshaus, who served as the EPA administrator under presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and William Reilly, who served under President George H. W. Bush, said in a joint statement. “He hasn’t a clue about Republicans’ historic contributions to science-driven environmental policy.”
Ruckelshaus and Reilly noted that past Republican presidents made major advancements in environmental protection. But Trump “threatens to destroy that legacy,” they wrote.
Nixon created the EPA and signed the 1970 Clean Air Act into law. Reagan ratified the Montreal Protocol, which began phasing out chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. And George H. W. Bush signed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, addressing acid rain.
Ruckelshaus and Reilly also criticized Trump’s dismissal of climate change as a “hoax” created by the Chinese government, and his pledge to pull the U.S. out of the international agreement on climate change reached in Paris last year. Withdrawing from the climate agreement, they said, “would set the world back decades.”
Ruckelshaus and Reilly also criticized Trump’s dismissal of climate change as a “hoax” created by the Chinese government,
All told, the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 has received more than $6.9 million from lobbyists, bundlers, and large donors connected to the fossil fuel industry.
There are no facts, only opinions.
And as far as the EPA, that is something I would NOT stand proud of. I live in West Virginia, guess what I think about the f*&%G EPA.....
Let me guess...you live no where near mines.
Obama & Clinton pledged to run the coal mines outta business. One pledge they seem to uphold.
They have regulated the mines out of business.
Carbon taxes are killing us.
Retraining is a joke! It's just a funnel of government money helping no one.
I would be glad to give you a tour and explain it to you any time you like.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: DJW001
The EPA 2015 budget was 8.1 Billion dollars.
These federal departments with huge budgets, no oversight, unregulated spending are the reason why our country is in the mess it's in. It'd be nice if someone came along and slashed the budget. Trimmed the fat.
Or eliminated the departments all together.
Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, founded the National Park Service exactly 100 years ago.
The fact that senior GOP officials are throwing the Climate Change denier angle at him tells me they are part of the Globalist agenda to reap the benefits of carbon taxing. That's something I vehemently oppose and so does Trump.