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In Election Preview, Trump Seeks To Blunt Vulnerability On Environment

July 8, 2019
In a preview of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump and his top aides are trying to blunt his vulnerability on the environment, highlighting improvements that began mostly prior to his tenure, reframing deregulatory initiatives as reducing pollution, touting various lands policies and defending rollbacks as consistent with economic growth. The approach, laid out by Trump and top administration officials in July 8 remarks at the White House, appears tailored to minimize the political blowback of the president’s deregulatory agenda...

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