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Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative

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President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order involving the federal government in a global tree planting initiative that already has private sector participation in the U.S.

The executive order creates a council that’s in charge of “developing, coordinating, and promoting Federal Government interactions with the Initiative with respect to tree growing, restoration, and conservation.”

The council will also create methods to track and measure the number of trees planted, conserved or restored and address any laws and regulations that get in the way of these actions. 

“On January 21, 2020, I announced that to further protect the environment, the United States would be joining the World Economic Forum's One Trillion Trees initiative... an ambitious global effort to grow and conserve one trillion trees worldwide by 2030,” the executive order said. 

“Following through on my commitment, and given the expansive footprint of our Federal forests and woodlands, this order initiates the formation of the United States One Trillion Trees Interagency Council to further the Federal Government's contribution to the global effort,” it continued. 

The order did not specify how many trees the federal government would seek to grow or conserve. 

The Trump administration has touted its decision to join the World Economic Forum’s Trillion Trees Initiative, which plans to grow, restore and conserve that many trees across the globe, as an action it has taken to better the environment. 

However, it has also taken steps to reduce restrictions on the timber industry cutting down trees. 

It has proposed, for example, opening up a previously protected 9.37 million acre area of the Tongass National Forest to logging. That forest is a major carbon sink, meaning its trees soak up carbon from the atmosphere, lessening the impacts of climate change.

Scientists have said planting trees can help but that it isn’t a panacea and that the U.S. will also have to significantly reduce its emissions to mitigate climate change impacts. 

The new council will be chaired by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow and and Deputy Chief of Staff Christopher Liddell. 

Other council members are presidential advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and several cabinet members including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Education Secretary Betsy Devos. 

A total of 26 companies, cities and nonprofit organizations announced in August that they too would participate in the program, with the goal of planting or conserving 855 million trees by 2030.

Libs are nuttier than squirrel poop
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Honored Social Butterfly

Yea - now all of them, and in every other country, have to figure out (from science) if it really helps or does more harm than good.

BBC 06/22/2020 - Climate change: Planting new forests 'can do more harm than good' 

Honored Social Butterfly

Did he include funding for the federally managed forests, including ones that have burnt up, to sweep, rake, and clean the forest floors!

What’s just as noticeable is that trump is no longer capable of working with the House or the Senate to pass legislation, so he issues his ivory tower proclamations    .

Honored Social Butterfly

Can't even bring yourself to say.... "this is a good start".


The forest floor cleanup, controlled burns, removing excess fuel is being held up/blocked in the courts, by extreme environmentalists. This has been a problem for a very long time... way before president Trump. 

Libs are nuttier than squirrel poop
Honored Social Butterfly

The same liberal environmentalists that have complained about the fires/smoke and climate change?

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Honored Social Butterfly

  Such bs.    He is a white nationalist, always has been always will be,  why does he now care about the world globally>   distraction 101 - and apparently the far righties fall for it every time.   

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I'm glad I'm not the one who had to explain to him what a tree is.


I'm glad climate change is a hoax or the west coast might be on fire.


I'm glad the latest EO from our dear leader doesn't specifically state the commission will actually plant any trees. Wouldn't want to mislead the public.






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