Monday, July 26, 2021

Trump wants environmental protection without losing sight of the economy


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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US President Donald Trump defended the change of course of his government in environmental and climate policy and presented it as indispensable for the economic well-being of the United States. Former governments have punished the energy sector and the country’s workers with their course and yet the world has not made it cleaner, said Trump on Monday in Washington.

“This is the wrong way. A strong economy is crucial for an intact environmental policy. His government is fighting for a clean environment every day, while being loyal to American workers and their jobs”, Donald  Trump said.

“We want the cleanest air, we want crystal clear water,” said Trump. This has been one of the top priorities of his government from the outset, and the country has made great strides in his term of office. But his administration does not lose sight of the economy, US President said


Among other things, Donald Trump defended the decision of United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which he had initiated, which caused international incomprehension and irritation. “The agreement was unfair and extremely expensive for the United States”, Trump said.

Former President Barack Obama had initiated a shift away from coal and towards natural gas, wind and solar energy. Trump, however, is following a completely different line for the environmental measures. He once described climate change as the concept of China to make the United States incapable of competition.

In 2017, Donald Trump pulled back the United States as one of the largest polluters of greenhouse gases worldwide from the international Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Trump’s government has also been working for a long time to soften measures and the decisions to reduce emissions from the Obama days.

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