Fact-checking Trump’s speech on the US environment

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from CNN,

President Donald Trump sought to highlight his administration’s record on environmental issues during a speech from the White House on Monday. Here’s a rolling list of claims Trump made during his remarks:

Trump said the US is ranked “number one” in the world in “access to clean drinking water.”

Facts First: This is correct. The US is tied for first with nine other countries, according to the 2018 version of the Environmental Performance Index developed by Yale University, Columbia University and the World Economic Forum. The other countries are Canada, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain.

Trump touted drops in carbon emissions at the event. “Since 2000, our nation’s energy-related carbon emissions have declined more than any other country on earth — think of that. Emissions are projected to drop in 2019 and 2020.”

Facts First: This is true but requires context.

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