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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2017

TFAH Statement: The Climate and Energy Executive Order will be a Calamity for the Nationís Health

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2017 – The below is a statement from John Auerbach, president and CEO, of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) on President Trump’s climate and energy executive order.

“The Trump Administration’s executive order rolling back many policies that fight climate change and the serious ramifications that result from a changing environment will harm the nation’s health.

Research has long pointed out the immediate health issues related to pollution—and has shown how, if unchecked, climate change will lead to an increase in natural disasters, reduced water access, the spread of insect-borne infectious diseases and poor air quality.

Today’s executive order impacts the future health of our children and environment and is a step back in efforts to promote resilient, equitable and healthy communities, particularly those most vulnerable and at risk. 

We urge this Administration and other partners in both public and private sectors to work collaboratively to deploy new resources and interventions that will help our country mitigate and adapt to this serious public health threat.”

Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org

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