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Big Coal: an unlikely advocate to stay in the Paris climate agreement

Scott Tong Apr 18, 2017
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Big Coal: an unlikely advocate to stay in the Paris climate agreement

Scott Tong Apr 18, 2017
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Senior Trump administration officials cancelled a meeting today to talk about whether the U.S. will stay committed to its emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement. Trump has promised to take the U.S. out of agreement. A surprising group wants America to stay in: coal executives. The nation’s three biggest coal companies would rather the U.S. have a seat at the climate change negotiating table than be sidelined.

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