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Trump to Add Insult to Injury with Visit to Explosion Site for Fossil Fuel Order Signing

Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch


The Trump administration has announced that the president plans on Wednesday to visit Crosby, Texas - the site of a deadly explosion last week at a chemical plant which services the oil industry - in order to sign an executive order that would restrict state and local protections against the hazards of fossil fuel infrastructure. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:

"In coming to the location of a deadly fossil fuel-related explosion to sign an order that would gut states' power to protect residents from the hazards of oil and gas pipelines, Trump is adding tasteless insult to the injury he is inflicting on our planet. Trump's support for the fossil fuel industry reflects a real disdain for public safety and a livable climate for generations to come. Expediting pipelines means more petrochemical buildout in places like Appalachia, and more disasters waiting in the wings -- not to mention climate catastrophe. We will continue to pursue all avenues in support of state and local leaders that seek to stand up to fossil fuel polluters by resisting dangerous new infrastructure wherever it is proposed."

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