President Donald Trump issued a statement on Earth Day on Monday but ignored language raising fears about climate change.
“Earth Day is a celebration of the abundant beauty and life-sustaining bounty of our natural environment,” Trump wrote in a statement sent to reporters. “On this day, we reaffirm our responsibility to protect God’s wondrous creation for future generations.”
The president ignored the climate alarmism popularized in former President Barack Obama’s statements on Earth Day, demanding radical global change to save the planet.
Instead, Trump’s statement promoted a strong economy as “essential” to help conservation efforts while providing more jobs for American workers.
“As Americans, we all share an immense pride in these God-given treasures and a tremendous appreciation for our abundance of natural resources,” he wrote. “Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand.”
The president touted ongoing clean air and water quality in the United States as among the “highest in the world” and committed to improving infrastructure for clean water. He also demonstrated a commitment for conservation reforms.
“As we observe Earth Day, I hope all Americans will reflect with gratitude on the glorious blessings and awe-inspiring majesty of our planet,” he concluded.