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June 7, 2017: How Republicans Came to Embrace Anti-Environmentalism (C. Sellers)

Vox, June 7, 2017


That screeching sound you heard last week was the sound of President Donald Trump making a U-turn on the environment, pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord. What a difference a year and an election have made.

A year ago, the US was making notable progress on some of our toughest environmental problems. Grassroots mobilizations and other forms of pressure helped nudge America’s political leadership to halt pipelines and craft new policies on climate change, fracking, and toxics. The rest of the world, even China, was coalescing around a commitment to curb greenhouse gases, and the Paris accord had been signed into force. Read more here…

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