March 28, 2017

Hirono: Trump Executive Order Guts Progress on Alternative Energy, Promotes President’s Alternative Facts

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the President’s executive order rolling back environmental protections and clean energy resources:

“This executive order is clear proof that this Administration is not committed to an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy. The President continues to promote alternative facts over empirical scientific evidence of climate change and unravel the clean and renewable energy progress that we have made over the past eight years.

“While the President can afford to live in this alternate universe, Hawaii and other island communities are forced to grapple with the reality of climate change. Our coral reefs are dying because of historically high ocean temperatures. By 2100, Hawaii’s sea levels will rise by more than three feet. We owe it to our keiki to listen to our climate scientists, and build upon, not erase, the progress we’ve made.”