WASHINGTON (September 8, 2020) – President Trump today touted his environmental record at an event in Florida and announced he would extend a ban on offshore drilling along sections of the Atlantic coast.
Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:
“This is a transparent attempt to manipulate Floridians two months before Election Day. If President Trump wanted to protect the state’s beaches and waters from destruction, he would deep-six his five-year leasing plan to open up every coast in the country for drilling. And he would stop doing everything in his power to make the climate crisis worse—putting a bullseye on Florida for ever-rising seas, more punishing hurricanes, hotter heatwaves, and increased tropical diseases. But he hasn’t—and that’s what we can expect if he’s given another four years. The best way to protect Florida’s coasts—and our children’s future—is to vote Trump out of the White House, and Joe Biden in.”
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