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In swing-state Florida, Trump officials tout plan to keep plastics out of oceans

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2020
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The Trump administration is outlining plans to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean, touting the new strategy as an example of President Trump’s environmental credentials in the run-up to the election.

“Some want to ban the use of plastics altogether, just as we know in the field of energy some would like to solve global emissions concerns by banning every fossil fuel,” said Mark Menezes, the Energy Department’s deputy secretary.

“In both cases, they’re assuming we must sacrifice economic and material progress in order to be environmentally responsible,” Menezes added....

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