Trump’s War on Our Planet and Health
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Rhea Suh, NRDC president: Over the past four and a half decades, presidents from both parties have furthered environmental protections designed to keep the American people safe and healthy. But President Trump and the Republican‑led Congress are poised to wipe out these essential safeguards.
America is now facing the worst assault against our environment and health in our history.
President Trump has pledged to cripple the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, making it even harder to protect our natural resources—and, as a result, the well-being of all Americans.
Clean drinking water? Gone. President Trump vowed to eliminate EPA's Clean Water Rule, a critical rule that keeps contaminants out of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
Clean air? Gone, too. His plans to weaken smog standards and reject the Clean Power Plan will give us dangerously dirty air and higher risks of heart attacks, asthma attacks, respiratory problems, and deadly heart and lung diseases.
Climate progress? Derailed. President Trump has called climate change a hoax and has pledged to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Now, instead of taking a leading role in curbing climate change, the U.S. could fall behind some of the worst polluting nations.
There is not a single environmental standard, or regulation, or law that is not going to be challenged by this new administration.
If we care about the fate of our natural resources and all they support, if we care about American values of equity and justice for all people, if we care about leaving our children a livable world, it's on all of us, as citizens, to stand up to this threat.
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NRDC tracks the Trump administration’s assaults on the environment.
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U.S. veteran Paul A. Schwarz, Jr. died from eating a piece of cantaloupe in a fruit cup—all because of a lack of food-safety protections.
Oil trains won’t get better brakes, air conditioners won’t get safer chemicals, and children lose their EPA advocate.