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Florida Democratic Party Calls Out Trump’s Disastrous Climate Record

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Earlier today, Joe Biden unveiled his plan to create millions of jobs through investing in sustainable infrastructure and clean energy. In contrast, Donald Trump has not followed through on his campaign promises to rebuild America and has called climate change a “hoax.”

“Donald Trump has flirted with allowing oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coast, bizarrely claimed that noise from wind turbines can cause cancer, and rolled back critical Obama-Biden era climate policies,” said Frances Swanson, spokesperson for the Florida Democratic Party, “While Trump is standing in the way of progress, Joe Biden is offering a thoughtful, comprehensive plan to mitigate the climate crisis and create millions of clean energy jobs.”

TRUMP’S DISASTROUS CLIMATE RECORD

E&E News: What Trump's fiscal plan means for the climate [2.11.20]
“But the agencies that are most responsible for addressing climate change at home and abroad — including EPA and the departments of Energy and State — would see steep cuts under the proposal. And programs within those agencies that deal directly with climate change would take the biggest hit.”

The Hill: Trump moves to roll back Obama emission standards [8.2.18]
The Trump administration rolled out a plan Thursday to weaken the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and global warming standards for cars and strip California of its ability to determine its own vehicle regulations for greenhouse gas emissions.

Vox: Trump’s EPA just replaced Obama’s signature climate policy with a much weaker rule [6.18.19]
“The EPA is still required to regulate greenhouse gases, but the CPP’s new replacement, the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, is drastically weaker. The ACE rule would lower power sector emissions by 11 million tons by 2030, or between 0.7 percent and 1.5 percent. The EPA noted that long-term industry trends are expected to still push emissions down 35 percent, but that’s largely independent of the ACE rule.”

CNN: Trump's war on windmills continues [12.23.19]
The Americans have the President whose hatred of windmills is no less epic. He thinks they're cancer-causing bird killers that drive down property values, and he fought against putting them within sight of his golf course.

Politico: Interior to push drilling in Florida waters after November election [7.14.2]
The Trump administration is preparing to open the door to oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coast — but will wait until after the November election to avoid blowback in a swing state whose waters both parties have long considered sacrosanct, according to four people familiar with the plan.