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Earth Day Under Trump: Nearly 50 Years Later, an Environment Movement Under Attack

Earth Day Under Trump: Nearly 50 Years Later, an Environment Movement Under Attack

Robert Walker

Current talk of the Green New Deal or the GOP alternative Green Real Deal notwithstanding, the political contrast between the first Earth Day in 1970 and this year’s Earth Day is stark. While some still debate Nixon’s environmental record, there is no ambiguity in president Trump’s. He is sounding the retreat, not leading the charge.

“Them with the gold makes the rules”. Unless…

What is meant by saying that after 50 years the environment is under siege? Anybody recall the clear skys initiative, and the other misfit toys of the Bush regime?