President Donald Trump omitted a key word in remarks at the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, where he signed an executive order to overturn climate change regulations.
The word “environment” was not uttered once during roughly 15 minutes of remarks made prior to signing the order.
Yet, according to EPA’s website, the mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA's purpose, among others, is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.
Instead, Trump said EPA’s primary mission is “protecting our air and protecting our water.” But only insofar as it does not burden industry.
The purpose of the executive order was to repeal all the “job-killing” regulations that were burdensome to industry, Trump said.
“That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams—and making America wealthy again,” Trump said.
Dismantling former President Barack Obama’s climate regulations will usher in new era of energy production, job creation and wealth, Trump said.
Trump pledged to unlock “job-producing natural gas, oil and shale energy. We will produce American coal to power American industry,” he said.
In a message to Congress on July 9, 1970, former President Richard Nixon explained the functions and mission of EPA, the new agency he had just established.
“Many agency missions, for example, are designed primarily along media lines—air, water, and land,” Nixon wrote. “Yet the sources of air, water, and land pollution are interrelated and often interchangeable.”
Nixon established EPA to control pollution in all its forms, specifically mentioning smoke, chemicals, solid wastes, effluents, radiation and pesticides.
In his remarks at EPA, Trump said the word “jobs” 16 times, “miner” 12 times, “coal” nine times and “industry” six times.
Still, Trump recognized the public servants there, who are “doing important work to protect our health and public resources.”
It was his one use of the word “health.”
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