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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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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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