USA: Trump touts his record on environment, lambasts 'Green New Deal'

US President Donald Trump praised his administration's efforts on environmental protection while giving a speech at the White House in Washington DC on Monday. Trump said since «day one, my administration has made it a top priority to ensure that America has among the very cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet,» and claimed that the United States is ranked «number one in the world for... Еще access to clean drinking water.» The US President also justified his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, explaining that «every single one of the signatories to the Paris Climate Accord lags behind America in overall emissions reductions.» Trump went on to describe himself as a «believer in solar energy» and praised his administrations provisions within the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) «to take on the challenge of marine litter and debris.» Trump then took time to criticise the so-called «Green New Deal» proposed by some Democrats, saying «their plan is estimated to cost our economy nearly $100 trillion — a number unthinkable; a number not affordable even in the best of times...it'll kill millions of jobs, it'll crush the dreams of the poorest Americans, and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it.» «We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs,» Trump concluded.
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