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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Trump left Europe without affirming Paris climate accord, seeks to slash EPA at home
-- HACKENSACK, N.J.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
In the 2016 presidential election, no one voted for more pollution.
Yet in his first 100 days, President Trump has established himself as the most anti-environment president in U.S. history.
Among other moves, the GOP thug signed an executive order rolling back President Obama's Clean Power Plan, and promised to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, ratified by 194 nations and supported by 71% of the American people.
And his administration proposed cutting the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency "an unconscionable" 31%, abolishing the jobs of thousands of people who enforce our environmental laws, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
At the G-7 summit last week, Trump left behind deadlocks over trade, climate change and the fate of the global treaty on restricting heat-trapping carbon emissions, USA Today reports.
Today, The Record's disorganized editors scattered coverage of the climate accord, Trump and White House adviser Jared Kushner, running stories on 10A, 13A and 16A.
Trump's assaults on the environment didn't make the front page today.
Instead, Editor Richard A. Green is trumpeting far more important stories like casino gambling, and the planned opening of an Eastern European supermarket in Paramus (1A).
After Atlantic City's disastrous experience, only four people in all of northern New Jersey want to see casino gambling in the Meadowlands, and three of them work for The Record:
Editor Green, the racetrack owner who wants to build a casino, Staff Writer John Brennan and the newspaper's advertising manager.