Trump Shouldn’t Try to Slip Through Controversial Changes

WASHINGTON – President Trump issued an executive order today seeking to streamline the executive branch.

The following is a statement by David Goldston, government affairs director of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“How our government is organized can have an enormous and direct impact on our health and well-being – both good and bad. In the past, some leaders have tried to rearrange how the government is organized as a way to slip through fundamental and durable changes that they know would be too controversial to approach head-on. So we will review the detailed proposals very, very closely.”


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.