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Ivanka Trump Saves Paris Agreement From Executive Order

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed President Trump to exclude language that criticized the Paris agreement from an upcoming executive order, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday evening.


According to the Wall Street Journal's multiple sources, the upcoming executive order targeting Obama-era climate regulations now excludes any mention of the deal due to the Kushners' intervention.


Saving—or killing—the agreement has been front-of-mind for many interested parties recently: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Sec. Patricia Espinosa told reporters she is hoping to meet with Rex Tillerson to discuss the deal while she visits Washington next week, while a coalition of 300 high-profile climate change deniers sent a letter to Trump Thursday asking him to pull out of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change entirely.

Tillerson's successor at ExxonMobil, meanwhile, praised the 2015 agreement—and the carbon tax plan rolled out by GOP luminaries earlier this month—in a blog post published Thursday.

For a deeper dive:

Ivanka: WSJ, The Hill Espinosa: Bloomberg

Denier letter: The Hill, Politico Pro, Washington Examiner Exxon: Washington Examiner

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