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Sierra Club on Trump’s Paris Climate Walkback: “Talk is Cheap”

“Trump is kidding nobody on climate as he simultaneously stacks his transition team and cabinet with climate science deniers”
WASHINGTON -

President-elect Donald Trump rhetorically walked back his advocacy of “cancelling” the Paris climate agreement in a meeting with New York Times journalists at the newspaper’s Manhattan headquarters today. Trump responded to a question from columnist Tom Friedman on the accord by saying, “I’m looking at it very closely” … “I have an open mind to it” according to reports from journalists in the room.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“Talk is cheap, and no one should believe Donald Trump means this until he acts upon it. We’re waiting for action, and Trump is kidding nobody on climate as he simultaneously stacks his transition team and cabinet with climate science deniers and the dirtiest hacks the fossil fuel industry can offer. Prove it, President-elect. The world is watching.”

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