The Stakes are High for Climate & Science at Tonight's Debate

EDF Action guide can help fact-check environmental claims

September 29, 2020
Hannah Blatt,, 202-572-3534

(Washington, D.C. - September 29, 2020) Tonight is the first Presidential debate in Cleveland, and represents a major opportunity for voters to hear directly from Donald Trump and Joe Biden about the pressing issues facing our country, including Trump’s anti-environmental agenda and Biden’s vision for a cleaner, healthier future.

EDF Action President Joe Bonfiglio released the following statement:

“Donald Trump and Joe Biden couldn’t be farther apart on any number of issues, but nothing is starker than how sharply these two candidates diverge on the subject of climate change. Trump has repeatedly denied climate change, sidelined scientists, pushed a pro-polluter agenda and attempted to roll back over 100 critical air and water protections. Joe Biden, on the other hand, has put out a comprehensive plan to tackle this challenge head on while creating good paying jobs right here at home.

“The contrast in this election on science, coronavirus and climate change couldn’t be clearer. Our country, our planet and our health can’t afford another four years of Donald Trump.”

Debate Resource: EDF Action put together this guide for fact-checking President Trump’s statements about the environment and his administration’s real record putting polluters first. It includes some of his most common false claims with correct information and sources. Click here to view the report.

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