In environment speech, Trump fails to mention climate change

by Scott Waldman, Jean Chemnick, Adam Aton, E&E News

President Trump delivered a major speech on the environment yesterday without mentioning climate change.

The 45-minute address in the East Room of the White House featured a president who dedicated much of his first term to unraveling environmental protections established by former President Obama. At his side were three Cabinet secretaries overseeing energy and environment issues; two of them are former lobbyists for the coal and oil industries.

In the audience were lawmakers from energy-rich states and representatives of think tanks that question climate science.

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