In an interview with The Verge, James Martin, vice president of policy and research at the Environmental Defense Fund, said that the Trump administration is working to address issues of climate change and clean energy with “a more nuanced and inclusive approach.”
The administration is “taking a holistic approach to energy,” Martin said.
“It’s working to develop a more inclusive and equitable framework to help address climate change, clean energy and the climate justice issue.”
Martin, who previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush, said he thinks the Trump Administration’s approach to climate change has been “incredibly successful.”
But he added that the EPA’s environmental policy is not a “sensible” one and has become a “muddled mess.”
Martin told The Verge that “the EPA’s current environmental policy [is] a mixed bag.
It’s really confusing, and the administration’s approach is really problematic.”
The Trump administration has taken several actions that are intended to make it easier for companies to move forward with fossil fuel development.
The administration approved the Keystone XL pipeline in June, which would transport crude oil from Canada’s tar sands region to refineries along the U.S.-Canada border.
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that would expand a process called the Keystone-Cabot pipeline, which will carry crude oil to refiners along the Gulf Coast, and President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to expand the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is currently stalled.
These moves could help ease the transition to renewable energy.
But Martin pointed out that the process for approving pipelines can be a complex and time-consuming process.
The pipeline approval process is “a little complicated,” he said, “because of the number of different approvals you need to get through.
And that’s a pretty big problem in the process.”
Martin added that he thinks “the administration’s new approach” to climate is “incredible.”
He pointed to the recent executive order that Trump signed directing the EPA to create a “National Strategy for the Stewardship of the Atmosphere” that will “help develop a better, more sustainable energy strategy for the country.”
The president also recently signed an order to create an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (OERRE), which is tasked with promoting and promoting “smart energy solutions” to address climate and environmental challenges.
OERRE will also be working with state and local governments to “address the needs of rural communities” and other areas “where climate change impacts are greatest.”
“It will be very hard for the Trump-Pence administration to say ‘Oh, you know, we’re going to get rid of all the EPA regulations,'” Martin said of the new approach.
“The EPA will continue to enforce these rules, but the Trump government is going to be taking the lead in enforcing these rules.”
He added that while the EPA has been able to “focus on the problems, the Trump policies are going to make the problems worse.
That’s why the Trump agenda has been so bad.”
The Obama administration tried to address the climate crisis by expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.
The Obama Administration also attempted to create regulations that would require states to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, but those regulations were rejected by Congress.
But the Trump presidency has tried to reverse the Obama policies and has created a “bureaucratic chaos” at the EPA that has “put an unnecessary burden on states, states and communities.”
Martin argued that while it is “somewhat premature” to say that the Obama administration’s energy policies are over, the environment and climate crisis are now much more complicated.
The Trump Administration has been busy trying to make climate change a major issue in American politics, Martin told the Verge.
He said that, despite all of the Trump actions, the President is “still working to push the boundaries of what a climate change response is.”
Martin believes that the “most effective climate response to climate justice is not to be at the same level as the climate,” he added.
Martin noted that climate change is a “complex problem” and that the United States has a “huge opportunity” to lead on climate change.
“We have a huge opportunity to do this without sacrificing our climate leadership,” he told The New York Times.
“There are a lot of countries out there that are doing this and doing well.
It could happen here, and we’re not doing that.
We need to put in place systems that make it happen.”