Business Insider reports:
Donald Trump’s golf resort in Ireland has received permission to build two seawalls to prevent water from eroding part of the course.
Local authorities in Doonbeg, Ireland, gave Trump International Golf Links the go-ahead on Thursday to build the two long barriers along a nearby coast. One wall will be 2,000 feet long, while the other will be 840 feet long.
County Clare Council’s decision angered environmentalists, who said the walls could damage the resort’s surrounding natural resources, which include a beach, dunes, and greenery.
In its 2016 permit application, Trump International cited rising sea levels and extreme weather as its reason to build the wall, Politico reported.
Trump, however, previously claimed that climate change was a “hoax” and was “created by and for the Chinese.” His administration also removed climate change from its list of national security threats earlier this week.
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