Monday, August 06, 2018
Trump claims California wildfires "made so much worse" by environmental laws (Axios)
Once again, TRUMP is WRONG. No scientific evidence supports his latest extremist statement. Scientific evidence suggests that the devastating wildfires are related to global climate change, global warming, and NOT to environmental laws. Once again, the "President*" attempts to exercise a Philstine's veto over environmental law enforcement, unadorned by any evidence.
President Trump tweeted on Sunday evening about the ongoing California wildfires, stating that "bad environmental laws" have "magnified" the disaster and "made [it] so much worse."
"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!"
Our thought bubble, via Axios science editor Andrew Freedman: President Trump appears to be referring to endangered species protections, which mandate availability of water for some species. However, firefighters haven’t complained about lack of water for firefighting, but rather, the extreme nature of these fires.