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Today Myron Ebell, the Director of the Centre for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), gave a press briefing on President Trump’s approach to environmental policy. Last November he was chosen by President Donald Trump to oversee his transition of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

In response to comments made by Myron Ebell, Sam Hall, researcher at Bright Blue, said:

“Conservatives know that we have a responsibility to future generations to hand on our environment in at least as good a state as we inherited it. They know that long-term economic growth requires careful stewardship of our country’s natural resources.

“Despite the attempt by fringe elements to import ‘alternative facts’ from the US, mainstream conservatives in the UK support tackling climate change cost-effectively. Indeed, only last week, Theresa May’s Conservative Government set out how she wants Britain to take advantage of the economic opportunities of new low carbon industries, such as battery storage and electric vehicles.”

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