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Trump’s Surprisingly Strong Environmental Record

When Donald Trump wisely declared last month that one of his first actions in a second term to improve the economy would be to  “drill drill drill,” the climate change lobby howled in disgust and accused Trump of trying to destroy the planet.

But his first term environmental shows just the opposite: vast REDUCTIONS in pollution. According to official statistics reported by the EPA, Trump’s cleanup record was one of the best of any modern president. Here were some key findings:

From 2017 to 2019, the combined emissions of pollutants dropped by nearly 7 percent.

In the first three years under President Trump, we saw the following drops in emissions of criteria and precursor pollutants:

      • Nitrogen oxide ↓ 16.5 percent
      • PM 2.5 ↓ 7.9 percent
      • PM10 ↓ 5.5 percent
      • Sulfur dioxide ↓ 38.0 percent
      • Carbon monoxide ↓ 6.2 percent
      • Volatile Organic Compounds ↓ 6.8 percent

As a result of these falling emissions under President Trump, in 2019 we saw a significant improvement in air quality.

Overall, the air we breathe in America is much cleaner than it was 50 years ago.

Between 1970 and 2019, the combined emissions of pollutants dropped by around 77 percent, while the U.S. economy grew by 285 percent. How many school kids know this?

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