The Trump administration was criticized Wednesday for rejecting several environmental regulations and passing a tax reform that favored the wealthiest people in the country. Now the administration has just published an alarming report about the state of the environment in the U.S. by ignoring climate change and instead suggesting we should all increase government spending on public infrastructure.
The Resources for the Future Annual Status Report—a congressionally mandated report issued by both the Obama and Trump administrations that was released Wednesday—has ranked the U.S. 50th in environmental quality out of 58 countries over the past two decades.
“[It] tells us we’re falling further behind in protecting the environment and driving emissions reductions,” chief Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said of the report Wednesday.
But at the same time, the report recommended drastically increasing oil and gas drilling in the U.S. — calling for increases of 96 percent from current levels. That would make the U.S. slightly more reliant on fossil fuels. But hey, wind farms and bike lanes take some time!
The Brookings Institution, which published a critique of the report, characterized it as a political document in which the administration argues “energy dominance” at the expense of human health and the environment.
The leading organizations that fund the report are conservative and climate change deniers.
This section of the RFF report is actually not a new position, which the DEPARTMENT of REAUTHORIZATION CRUZ NEGOTIATED IN ADVANCE OF DRAFT SAGA AND HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THE ABA IN EXAMPLES AS AN EXAMPLE OF OUR MINDSTING PROPOSALS. All the FEARFUL INFORMATION SPOKEN IN THIS REPORT IS EXHIBITED IN BOTH SIDES OF THESE PAGES. The DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY CREATED THE FORMULA FOR THE BODY FORMULA BY THIS SCIENCE FICTION.
We can only hope.
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