For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - Donald Trump is giving the keynote address at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. today. In preparation, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:
“Donald Trump is speaking to his base today – the fracking companies whose profits he has put above the health and safety of the planet. This polluting industry sees Trump as its savior, along with an administration that rejects science and cheers on climate destruction. The industry has hundreds of infrastructure projects in the works that would double down on fracking and generate more plastics and petrochemical pollution, lock in decades of fossil fuel power generation, and export gas overseas at local communities’ expense. This nightmare can and must be stopped.
“Trump sees promoting fracking and fossil fuels as a path to electoral victory in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania. But he is wrong. These states are aching to embrace an entirely different vision, one rooted in climate action and environmental justice that will create thousands of good jobs in areas decimated by fossil fuel pollution. This is the clean, renewable energy future America needs and wants.”