Rejecting Trump’s Claims Of Protecting Great Lakes Waters and Environment at Large

“President Trump’s damaging attacks on clean water stand in stark contrast to any claims of protecting the Great Lakes. The visible toxic algae blooms and green slime plaguing Lake Erie and other waterways in recent years are visual evidence that the Trump administration’s anti-environmental policies are moving the Midwest backwards not forwards.”                                                                                                     – Howard A. Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center based in the U.S. Midwest

The following is from the Environmental Law & Policy Center, a public advocacy organization in the United States with a long history of addresses  issues affecting the health of  the Great Lakes

Posted July 12th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Environmental Law & Policy Center Rejects President Trump’s Claims of Protecting the Environment    

“The Trump administration’s anti-environmental policies are moving the Midwest backwards not forwards”

Statement By Howard A. Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center, in response to President Trump’s remarks (this July 8th, attempting to defend his environmental record at a White House gathering:

“President Trump’s damaging attacks on clean water stand in stark contrast to any claims of protecting the Great Lakes. The visible toxic algae blooms and green slime plaguing Lake Erie and other waterways in recent years are visual evidence that the Trump administration’s anti-environmental policies are moving the Midwest backwards not forwards.”

A disturbing sign of our times in some areas of the Great Lakes basin

“His administration tried to eliminate or slash the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative three times from the federal budget, but it was reinstated after bipartisan pushback from Great Lakes leaders in Congress.”

“The Midwest is experiencing the impacts of climate change now. The Trump administration’s rollbacks of protections necessary to address the climate crisis threaten Midwesterners and the Great Lakes which millions depend on for safe drinking water, recreation and tourism, and economic opportunities.”

“President Trump’s desperate effort to tell a story about his environmental record at a White House gathering does not erase his ongoing war on the Great Lakes.”

The Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest is a leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources. 

For more on the organization, visit it’s website on on – http://elpc.org/ .

To read a news report the Environmental Law & Policy Center An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes, click on – http://elpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Great-Lakes-Climate-Change-Report.pdf

To read Trump’s complete July  8th address, claiming leadership in the area of environmental protection, click on – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-americas-environmental-leadership/ .

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