“President Trump marked Earth Day on Sunday by renewing his vow to undo ‘unnecessary and harmful regulations,’ and insisting that a ‘market-driven economy is essential to protecting’ the environment,” The Hill reports.
“‘We know that it is impossible for humans to flourish without clean air, land, and water,’ Trump said in a statement released by the White House. ‘We also know that a strong, market-driven economy is essential to protecting these resources.'”
“Since taking office, Trump has sought to undo federal environmental regulations that he has deemed harmful to U.S. economic growth. Critics, however, have blasted the regulatory reversals as harmful to the environment.”
“Last June, Trump also announced that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, which sought to reduce carbon emissions and slow climate change.“