Al Gore made Global Warming a regular conversation back when he was running for president, but where does new president Donald Trump stand on the environment?
According to Ontheissues.org, Trump does have something to say about the environment. Here are some of his ideas.
1. He wants to cut the Environmental Protection Agency.
Trump says, "Environmental Protection, what they do is a disgrace. Every week they come out with new regulations...We'll be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can't destroy business."
2. His sons are trophy hunters, but he's "not a believer."
Donald Trump's sons both recently defended the controversial killing of Cecil the Lion, and traveled to Zimbabwe to shoot big game. Trump told TMZ, "My sons love hunting. They're hunters and they've become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it."
3. He doesn't believe in animal rights issues that interfere with elephants being at the circus.
In a tweet on March 5, 2015, Trump wrote, "Ringling Brothers is phasing out their elephants. I, for one, will never go again. They probably used the animal rights stuff to reduce costs."
4. He has a few opinions on asbestos...
According to his book, The Art of the Comeback, here's what Trump has to say about the carcinogenic fireproofing material: "Asbestos is the greatest fireproofing material ever used, and everybody in the construction industry knows it. It is also 100% safe, once applied. But early on, asbestos got a bad rap because of the fact that miners who were digging asbestos for many years would often develop asbestosis, and therefore people thought that asbestos was not safe. I'm not saying it's the greatest material to work with. I'm only saying it's the safest material in terms of fire. A huge and concerted effort was made to have asbestos removed from buildings, causing tremendous dislocation and destruction and creating a new problem: asbestos floating in the air."
5. Business development is good for the environment.
In his book, Never Give Up, Trump wrote the following about the Jones Beach developments: "Being in a position to help out at Jones Beach has been a tremendous feeling. I know detractors will be pleasantly surprised when they see how well integrated the design will be with the environment and the park."
Whether you agree with his theories or not, the landscape of America is destined to change. Stay tuned for more developments!