Trump says ‘something could happen’ on climate accord

PARIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump held the door open to a reversal of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, but did not say what he would need in return to persuade him to do so.


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Court rejects Trump administration move to delay methane regulation

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot freeze implementing a rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks in their equipment, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday in a setback for President Donald Trump’s push to cut environmental regulations.


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Trump’s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican

OSLO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production “back to the past” with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.


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Climate fund criticized by Trump has slow, complex start

SEOUL/OSLO (Reuters) – The $ 10 billion Green Climate Fund that U.S. President Donald Trump said was a waste of tax dollars has fallen behind on its goals, with a biggest payout so far of just $ 5 million for a U.S.-led solar energy project.


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Trump officials to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration intends to unveil this week a plan to trim regulations it believes constrain U.S. manufacturing growth, potentially affecting environmental permits, worker safety and labor rules, an administration official said.


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U.S. Gulf Coast groups concerned as Trump picks BP lawyer to top DOJ post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s selection of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be the Justice Department’s top environmental lawyer has raised concerns by Gulf coast environmental groups as he was the lawyer for international oil company BP Plc in the aftermath of the company’s 2010 drilling rig explosion.


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Trump has given us an opportunity to save the planet. Now we must take it

So the Trumpapocalypse has happened. He has finally withdrawn the US from the Paris climate agreement. Understandably there is righteous anger around the Globe over such a reckless act of climate vandalism, which imperils the natural world and the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. But here’s the good news, it may prove to be just the kick up the jacksie that we needed, writes JOE WARE
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U.S. says it’s committed to environment despite Trump’s pullout of Paris accord

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said on Monday the United States was committed to the environment despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a 2015 global agreement to fight climate change.


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Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement is unconscionable

President Donald Trump stunned the world yesterday (June 1, 2017) by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord – a landmark global agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the harm from climate change. The Conversation has assembled a panel of American academics and scientists to analyse what this dramatic move means for the planet, U.S. businesses and the world’s poor…
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EU, China to unite on global warming after Trump withdrawal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China and the European Union will show unity in fighting global warming at a summit in Brussels on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from an international climate pact.


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