President Trump’s false claim of environmental stewardship is a cynical political ploy, meant to appeal to the “suburban women” across the country who care about such things, and among whom his ratings have slipped. Well, guess what! We are those mothers, and we are also mothers on the front lines of pollution sources. We are mothers who know full well when someone’s blowing smoke. He has not been a conserver of our environment; he has not even been about conservation, as he has opened up and is planning to open up more land to drilling and mining. Trump and his administrative team have a radical agenda of deregulation and degradation of the environment.
Here are 4 ways Trump is misleading Americans with false claims of environmental stewardship:
- Trump has appointed pollution-friendly deputies who represent the financial interests of the fossil fuel industry rather than guard the quality of our air and water.
- Trump has stopped American leadership in combating global warming by attacking limits on toxic mercury pollution, and on carbon and methane pollution – leaving our families to face of dangerous changes to our climate.
- Trump has crippled EPA’s work to combat toxic chemicals in our everyday products.
- Trump has censored science that does not represent his ignorant and irresponsible views.
According to a New York Times analysis, based on research from Harvard and Columbia law schools, a whopping 83 environmental rules and regulations are on the way out under Donald Trump.
Along with the damage he’s doing to our health and safety, the most outrageous part is that progress he is claiming credit for happened because of laws and rules passed by his Democratic and Republican predecessors – safeguards that he is now trying to tear down.
With climate emissions on the rise, and the number of unhealthy air quality days around the country on the rise too, Donald Trump has been actively trying to destroy a proud bipartisan legacy of protecting public health.
By making our air and water dirtier, and our climate more dangerous, Donald Trump is a disaster for America, and for the world. Mothers across the country — and around the world — stand with our children in protest of a do-nothing administration causing damage our children will endure for the rest of their lives.