“Unfortunately, over time and different administrations, a lack of leadership has caused a wavering of that focus and delayed improvements to our water and air quality. The EPA swayed away from the purposes of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. Situations like the water crisis in Flint should not happen in the United States of America, and I’m confident that President Trump’s environmental policies will prevent that type of negligence in the future. I have spent 15 years advising President Trump and the Trump Organization about the environment, particularly regarding his development projects. I know he cares.
“The challenge for EPA Administrator Pruitt will be to channel the EPA’s practices, policies and resources toward clean air and clean water. The EPA must focus on enhancing and expanding habitats and on important air and water issues. The mandate, which I know President Trump supports, is to leave the planet better off than when we arrived. That’s the call to action. ”
Edward Russo, an environmental expert and consultant to Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization for the past 15 years, is the founder of ER Advisors, LLC, a privately held consulting firm that advises environmental organizations, national corporate entities, and other clients on emerging environmental policies and regulations. Throughout his life, Mr. Russo has advocated for strong environmental policies and education, with an emphasis on practical environmentalism. His experience and knowledge of government regulatory systems is a product of his many years and positions on government boards and agencies, as well as his extensive work with the Trump organization.