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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Trump Order Attacking Environmental and Public Health Protections

March 28, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order attacking environmental and public health protections:

“President Trump’s executive order abandons American leadership to combat climate change, protect public health, and build the green economy of tomorrow. With this order, the Trump administration has transformed the United States into an environmental rogue state. This is a deeply misguided decision driven by corporate polluters and climate deniers.

“This order will lead to increased air pollution, making Americans sicker and causing more premature deaths. At the same time, dismantling the Clean Power Plan and ignoring the costs of climate change will stifle innovation and clean energy technology, costing Americans jobs now and in the future.

“President Trump’s order is politics at its worst: putting polluters’ profits before national security, public health, and future economic growth.”