Westerman Applauds Trump’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

July 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement following President Donald Trump’s remarks on America’s environmental leadership:

“I was honored to attend today’s remarks on our country’s environmental leadership. Not only is President Trump seeking to protect our environment, but he is also working to make sure that our growing economy remains strong while we do it. Under this administration, we have seen a renewed commitment toward watershed health, sound forest management practices and clean, domestic energy production. The results are clear: the Unites States sets the standard in water quality, and has become the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.

“However, executive leadership alone will not solve the current wildfire crisis plaguing our nation’s forests and rural communities. In order to be good environmental stewards, Congress must enact comprehensive forest management legislation and empower land management agencies to continue addressing the state of our nation’s forests. I have seen the effectiveness of these policies in my own state, which is why I reintroduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act. We can take steps to prevent catastrophic wildfires, and my bill is a bipartisan effort to enact such needed reform. 

“I’d like to thank President Trump and his administration for continued efforts in promoting a clean and healthy environment. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to move this needed legislation forward.”

Background:

Trump gave remarks on America’s environmental leadership at 3:30 p.m. ET. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and others also spoke at the event.

Trump highlighted the administration’s actions to preserve, protect and improve the United States’ land, air and waters.

To watch the full remarks, click here.

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