STATEMENT: Trump’s Anti-Environmental Executive Order is a Disaster for the Health of Americans and the Environment, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — Christy Goldfuss, Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s expected executive order:

President Trump’s executive order is a costly set of bad ideas ripped from the talking points of the oil industry, coal company executives, and powerful corporate interests that have unprecedented access to his administration. Each section of this executive order threatens human health, wastes taxpayer dollars, and undermines critical protections for our nation’s clean air and water. It is clear that special interests are behind the Trump administration’s extreme anti-environmental agenda, and the president continues to demonstrate his intention to pad the wallets of his already wealthy friends at the expense of American families across the country.

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