Before President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement on Friday, corporations such as Apple, DuPont, and Google voiced their desire for the U.S. to stay.
An open letter to Trump signed by 16 leading companies says that U.S. businesses are “best served by a stable and practical framework facilitating an effective and balanced global response” to climate change. Many of these companies, however, are missing out on one important detail: They don’t need the government to push them toward renewable energy.
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President Donald Trump’s formal announcement that the United States plans to leave the Paris Climate Agreement met with outrage among environmentalists and world leaders alike, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“We’re getting out,” Trump declared, “and we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine.” In response, Macron warned that Trump “is making a mistake for the future of his country and his people and a mistake for the future of the planet.” “We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” Trudeau said in a press release. “Canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate.”
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