Trump Withdraws US from Climate Deal

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Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:00pm to 5:15pm

President Trump announced today that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate agreement. This comes after several days of speculation on what the predictably unpredictable president would do after meeting with European leaders, who tried to pressure him into keeping the commitments made by the US during the Paris talks in 2015.

Opposition to the deal is far from unanimous even within Trump’s administration. Even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon-Mobil, supported the US remaining in the agreement.

For a local perspective, KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke to Tim Miller, CEO of the local seismic upgrade and energy efficiancy nonprofit EnHabit.

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