Amidst historic rollbacks to America’s public lands protections and the gutting of environmental, clean water, and wildlife protections, President Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union (SOTU) tonight. The president’s address will no doubt be a bold attempt to greenwash a disastrous public lands and environmental record, including, most recently, the gutting of America’s bedrock environmental law, undermining clean water protections, pro-industry shifts to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MTBA), and the rampant culture of corruption plaguing the Department of Interior.
“Trump’s address tonight will try to spin this administration’s destructive actions from prairie biscuits into spray-tanned gold. It’s all a misguided attempt to deceive Americans across the country. Like an overcooked steak, no one should buy it,” said Jayson O’Neill, Deputy Director of Western Values Project. “The truth is, President Trump has never stood up for our public lands or environment and Interior Secretary Bernhardt has always been on the side of his former pro-industry and corporate lobbying clients over the American people.”
It remains unclear what exactly Pres. Trump will try to tout concerning America’s public lands, wildlife, wilderness, water, or general corruption imbedded in Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s department. Given the wide array of problems crafted by Pres. Trump and pushed by Sec. Bernhardt at the behest of his previous industry clients, below is a list of three things to watch for in tonight’s SOTU.
To learn more about President Trump’s and Sec. Bernhardt’s conflict-ridden team arming Interior with extremist ideas and the influence infiltrating our outdoor heritage, visit DepartmentofInfluence.org, WilliamPendley.org, and MoneyTrails.org.