Dec 12, 2016 10:57 AM EST
Donald Trump has said that he is "very open-minded" about issues related to the environment. He was talking to Fox News Sunday over the weekend.
Trump's claim about being open to all the options regarding environment comes after sending a strong message by appointing Scott Pruitt as the EPA chief. Pruitt does not believe in climate change. His appointment as the EPA, according to many, proves Trump has plans to slow down the Barack Obama legacy regarding environmental issues.
Trump called climate change a hoax during his presidential campaign. But, after winning the election, he said he started finding a connection between climate change and human actions. When his statement made environmentalists hopeful, Pruitt's appointment changed the equation again.
But, according to Donald Trump, he is still open to options even though nobody believes he is. He said he was aware that other countries were feeding on America.
"You look at what's happening in Mexico where our plants are being built," Breitbart News quoted Donald Trump as saying. "They don't wait 10 years to get an approval to build a plant. They build it like the following day or the following week."
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While Trump being open-minded may mean that he will listen to concerns raised by climate change activists like Leonardo DiCaprio, another opinion suggests that he may approve pipeline projects which the present administration has refused to greenlight so far. According to Politico, it may also mean that the United States will remain a part of the Paris agreement.
Despite the speculations, the president-elect refused to clear his stand on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The controversial project has faced strong opposition from Native Americans, as well as other activists.
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