As President Donald Trump prepared to give his third State of the Union Address Tuesday night, nine conservation groups considered the state of the nation's environment.
"Donald Trump has been the worst president for our environment in history," the groups wrote in a statement released Tuesday .
As of Dec. 21 of 2019, the Trump administration had attempted to roll back more than 90 environmental rules and regulations, The New York Times reported .
The plan is intended to help fight the climate crisis and restore biodiversity.
Trump called the initiative "an ambitious effort to bring together government and private sector to plant new trees in America and all around the world," but did not mention the climate crisis.
However, The New York Times pointed out that the U.S. emitted 5.8 billion tons of greenhouse gasses in 2019.
To plant enough trees to draw all of that down out of the atmosphere would require an area of land about four times the size of California. »