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Cassady Craighill, ccraighill@greenpeace.org, 828-817-3328

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Greenpeace on COP24: Trump’s Allegiance to Coal Will Have Fatal Consequences

Katowice, Poland -

In response to the United States hosting an event promoting fossil fuels at the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner and COP24 attendee Naomi Ages said,

“The late President George H.W. Bush has a complicated legacy, but when scientists told him the truth about acid rain, he listened and took action despite pressure from industry executives. Once again, the current president pales in comparison with his predecessors. Trump’s attempts to pander to coal industry executives despite deafening alarms that burning more fossil fuels will lead to more destructive climate catastrophes, air pollution illnesses and fatalities, and will leave U.S. workers out of the inevitable renewable energy transition is more than just willful ignorance  – it’s criminally irresponsible.

“Let’s hope other leaders at the COP who listen to scientists will drown out this ‘pro-coal’ sideshow and the abdication of responsibility and leadership from the world’s second largest emitter.”

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