In case you missed it, I looked at Trump's first Earth Day statement Saturday, which promotes his environmental approach and underscores his sharp break with Obama-era policies.
Why it matters: Trump's statement arrived amid the March for Science in D.C., and cities worldwide, where demonstrators took to the streets to decry Trump's moves to cut funding for science programs, and unwind various environmental and climate regulations.
What it doesn't say: The statement breaks with many of Obama's Earth Day messages by omitting any mention of climate change
Battle lines: The 188-word statement, which appears to respond to the March without mentioning it directly, seeks to parry arguments that Trump's aggressive deregulatory push will hurt the planet, arguing that the administration is "reducing unnecessary burdens" while being mindful of the environment.
Quick take: The statement has language that's consistent with the administration's skepticism of the scientific consensus on human-induced global warming. "[R]igorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate," it states, using the type of phrasing that's common in climate-skeptic circles.