Los Angeles – Donald Trump, The United States current president-elect, dragged the attention of Fox News Sunday when he affirmed to host Chris Wallace that he has an open mind on environmental issues like climate change.
This is basically because, while he was doing the campaign that eventually led him to defeat Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency, he said climate change was a hoax made up by the Chinese government that was trying to hurt American businesses. He has now said that climate change remains an open question as far as he is concerned.
“I’m very open-minded. I’m still open-minded. Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast. I do know this: Other countries are eating our lunch.” said the billionaire during the televised interview.
He also made strong remarks on the fact that he will direct efforts into making sure that concerns about the environment do not put American businesses in a situation of disadvantage.
The also TV producer made his environmental support even more drastic by suggesting that The United States could even keep forward with the solutions that the Obama administration had put on to work already. He even went on to say that the North American nation could remain as a part of a landmark international climate-change agreement.
So, what is the truth?
Everything turns out a little contradictory as just last week he elected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, as head director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency of the Federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment. Scott Pruit is known for being an EPA detractor as well as another skeptic of climate science in general.
He supported his decision by stating that investors would not take a look at America because of all the existing regulations, Scott Pruitt will help change.
At the same time, the soon to be president of the United States has held meetings with former Vice President Al Gore, and Academy Award-winning actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, both famous for being climate change battling advocates. Trump´s daughter, Ivanka Trump has taken part in that collaboration as well. Lining that up to the series of actions she has taken for portraying herself and her role as one very similar to that of a First Lady.
Among the other topics that the interview touched on was the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline, an oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States, commissioned in 2010. It runs from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Texas, and also to oil tank farms and an oil pipeline distribution center in Cushing, Oklahoma. President Obama rejected it last year. The media mogul also he is studying the current and future participation of America on it, but whatever the decision is, he will put efforts into it not being something for other countries to take advantage on.
Source: Fox 13 Now