President Trump often sparks controversy with his statements.

One of his most recent statements has left many confused. His arguments for rolling back Obama-era environmental measures have started to become excessive. When arguing for the use of coal during a fundraiser in Utah, Trump decided to ridicule windmills.

He stated:

 Coal is indestructible. You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills … They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field. I said, ‘What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?’ ‘Well, then we have a problem.’ ”

This statement echoes his planned changes to environmental legislation, which will require coal-burning plants to both have longer lifespans and become more efficient. Trump’s plans will most likely cause more damage to the environment. According to The Washington Post, his planned measures could multiply the release of carbon dioxide up to twelve times the current levels by the next decade. Within the next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to update its proposed measures, many of which address the coal industry.

President Trump has attempted to highlight the U.S.’ coal resources, arguing that coal should be used for energy. He stated in a tweet:

America is blessed with extraordinary energy abundance, including more than 250 years worth of beautiful clean coal. We have ended the war on coal, and will continue to work to promote American energy dominance!”

Many specialists on environmental law and climate change have stated that the Trump administration is not merely dismissing climate change, but is purposefully acting against the environment.

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