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Trump just said he is "setting all sorts of really good environmental records."

He's partly right; his administration has rolled back (or tried & failed to roll back) more environmental & health protections in 3+ years than any president in EPA's history.…
Trump just said "we have the cleanest air we have ever had," a deception the Trump @EPA has taken to repeating, lately.

Let's unpack that deception. 1/
National emissions of air pollution in the U.S. are lower in 2020 than they were the year before, and lower in 2019 than in 2018--*thanks to positive actions taken by presidents before Trump & actions by the states.*

Not by Trump or his @EPA. 2/
Indeed, even when Trump's @EPA takes credit for lower emissions attributable to actions by the states, prior presidents & their @EPAs, Trump @EPA propaganda is unable to identify anything Trump has done to help. 3/
The Trump @EPA has rolled back, or tried and failed to roll back, more clean air & climate protections than any administration in @EPA's history.… 4/
Moreover, NATIONAL drops in air pollution are an incomplete, misleading indicator of air quality in specific communities where people live.

Based on @EPA's own data, air pollutants have increased, & air quality has worsened in many areas, under Trump. 5/
And this example, from a 2019 Trump @EPA report:
And this damning increase in deadly air pollution, again from the Trump @EPA's own 2019 report:
Trump @EPA reports show an increasing number of days experiencing unhealthy air under Trump, in major U.S. cities that are the country's most heavily populated.

Other parts of the country also have experienced increases in dangerous air pollution. 9/
We should celebrate improvements in national air quality--thanks to actions by prior presidents, not Trump.

I worked at @EPA. I track @EPA air pollution actions, professionally. Trump's @EPA has issued no rules that improve air quality, significantly, & many that worsen it. 10/
It's no consolation to Americans living in cities & other areas where unhealthy air pollution days have increased under Trump, to tell them that national emissions have fallen.

People don't breathe national air pollution averages. 11/
Here's a dirty little secret Trump doesn't want Americans to know: U.S. air quality would have improved far more, thanks to actions by earlier presidents, if Trump's @EPA had issued no air pollution rules or guidance.

Because all THEY have done is make things worse. 12/12
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