President Trump today touting the successes of his administration's efforts to promote a healthy environment arguing interestingly that he says a robust economy and clean energy are not mutually exclusive. Watch this. For years, politicians told Americans that a strong economy and a vibrant energy sector were incompatible with a healthy environment. A strong economy is vital to maintaining a healthy environment. We're unlocking American energy and the United States is now a net exporter of clean affordable American natural gas. We're exporting all over the world. Here now in a STORY exclusive tonight Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Secretary, good to see you tonight. Thank you for being with us. Thank you, Martha. You know, I mean, the fact that the President was even giving a speech on the environment raised a lot of eyebrows and had you know, sort of critics going really. We don't think this is really a priority for this administration. What do you say? Well, I'm always amazed that people would say that. This president does care about the environment and he's doing something about it. When you think about the clean energy that America is delivering around the world whether it's in the form of liquefied natural gas or whether it's in our renewable technologies, whether it's in our nuclear energy technologies that are going around the world, we're displacing literally tons and tons of old dirty burning gas emissions and coal emissions in Europe and replacing them with clean-burning natural gas. So the president has got a great story to tell not to mention the jobs that get created and the wealth and the quality of life that comes with that.
So I don't - I don't find it hard at all that President Trump is talking about the environment, talking about the economy in the same breath. Well, he definitely has a different approach. You know, I think that the EPA under President Obama was criticized by businesses in America for being too aggressive in terms of increasing regulations that businesses felt were you know, unfair in many cases, and you all have worked to roll those back. You know, the EPA isn't even an agency that we hear a lot about in the Trump presidency. We don't - you know we haven't heard from you a lot on this front in that. Why is that? Well, I don't know why you haven't heard from me a lot. I travel internationally a substantial amount selling LNG all across the country. 36 different countries now are buying liquefied natural gas from the United States. And frankly, you know, the EPA shouldn't be heard from when I think about it. This ought to be an agency that's out there doing its work, getting rid of the regulations that are stopping businesses from getting done what they need to do, and putting practices into place that help clean up the environment.
今天，特朗普总统吹嘘其政府取得的成功，在努力打造一个健康环境的方面取得的成功，他表示，强劲的经济和清洁能源不是互相排斥的，这一点十分有趣。请看短片 。多年以来，政客们告诉美国人，强劲的经济和充满活力的能源部门与健康的环境不能互相兼容 。强劲的经济对维持环境健康是十分重要的 。我们正在放开美国能源潜力，美国现在是天然气净出口国，出口的天然气既清洁又实惠 。我们现在出口全球 。现在是今晚《故事》节目的独家报道，我们与能源部长里克·佩里连线 。部长，今晚很高兴能见到您 。谢谢您能来 。谢谢你，玛莎 。你知道的，我是说，总统先生发表的关于环境的演讲引发众人质疑，而且还有一些批评的声音 。我们没有感觉到这是本届政府的首要任务 。您怎么看？我很惊讶人们会这么说 。这位总统的确关心环境问题，而且他在为此努力 。你想一下，美国把清洁能源输送到全世界，不管是以液化天然气的形式，还是以可再生能源技术的形式，还是销往全球的核能技术，我们确实取代了欧洲成吨的、老旧肮脏的燃气排放和煤炭排放，将其替代成清洁燃烧的天然气 。因此，总统先生可以讲出一个精彩的故事，更不用提因此而创造的就业机会以及随之而来的财富和提高的生活质量 。