DNC on Trump’s Rollback of Landmark Environmental Protection Law

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Trump’s proposed rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act, which passed on a bipartisan basis:

“It’s impossible to fully capture the shortsightedness of this decision. Our economic future and our energy future are one and the same. Creating middle-class jobs and protecting the environment go hand-in-hand. But instead of investing in our future, Donald Trump has moved to gut a vital law requiring environmental impact reviews of federal projects.

The only winners here are the oil and gas industries, which praised Trump’s move today. Trump is ignoring the biggest crisis of our generation so polluting industries who bankroll his campaign and fill his cabinet can make more money. He’s putting profits before the health of our planet and our people. And he is consigning future generations to environmental and economic disaster. This isn’t leadership, it’s chaos.

“Democrats believe we must take bold action to combat climate change. And we will keep fighting to protect our planet at every turn.”