NRDC’s Suh: President Trump is No Environmentalist

WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2017) – President Trump today characterized himself as “to a large extent, an environmentalist.”

The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Whatever Donald Trump has or hasn’t done as a businessman, as a political figure he has done nothing to manifest genuine concern for the environment.  He has done a tremendous amount, however—in a very short time—to show that his presidency will create unprecedented risks for our air, water, wildlife and public health.”

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