Miller, Allor attend White House environmental speech

    President Donald J. Trump is applauded as he delivers remarks on America’s environmental leadership Monday, July 8, 2019, in the East Room of the White House. | Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

    President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a speech touting his record on the environment, despite widespread criticism from a host of environmental groups over his administration’s policies, such as embracing fossil fuels and eschewing wind and solar energy.

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    Several Michigan officials attended, including Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, a GOP former member of Congress, and state Rep. Sue Allor (R-Wolverine), according to a White House official. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and Cheboygan County Commissioner Cam Cavitt also attended.

    Trump slammed the Green New Deal, a progressive economic energy plan championed by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

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