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EWG: Trump’s Pullout from Climate Pact ‘Calamitous’ for U.S. and Planet

EWG: Trump’s Pullout from Climate Pact ‘Calamitous’ for U.S. and Planet

Thursday, June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON President Trump officially pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change today – a calamitous decision that will have severe implications for the future of the planet and the well-being of the American people, said EWG President Ken Cook.

Cook's statement:

The president’s foolish decision to pull out of a pact endorsed by almost every other nation on Earth is yet another sign that he is exceptionally unfit for the job.

His office carries responsibility for the health not only of America's people and environment, but for the world's. But he's abrogating that responsibility to appease a handful of fossil fuel lobbyists and the know-nothing climate change deniers he's installed in his administration.

With this action, the president has set into motion a calamitous chain of events that could be irreversible. Trump's endless crusade to cripple any efforts to protect people and the planet from industrial pollution is the kind of stuff only seen from zealots who close their eyes to science and common sense.

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