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Trump Skipping G7 Climate Meeting on Climate, Clean Energy, Oceans

Trump Skipping G7 Climate Meeting on Climate, Clean Energy, Oceans

President Donald Trump headed for the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada on Friday but will be leaving before Saturday’s meeting on climate change, clean energy and oceans. The White House said an aide will take Trump’s place, CNN reported. The announcement of his early departure comes amid a brewing war on tariffs. French […]

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    Trump Skipping G7 Climate Meeting on Climate, Clean Energy, Oceans

    Trump Skipping G7 Climate Meeting on Climate, Clean Energy, Oceans

    President Donald Trump headed for the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada on Friday but will be leaving before Saturday’s meeting on climate change, clean energy and oceans. The White House said an aide will take Trump’s place, CNN reported. The announcement of his early departure comes amid a brewing war on tariffs. French […]

    Taxpayers Still Shelling Out Billions Annually in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Taxpayers Still Shelling Out Billions Annually in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    The world’s richest countries continue to subsidize at least $100 billion a year in subsidies for the production and use of coal, oil and gas, despite repeated pledges to phase out fossil fuels by 2025. The Group of Seven, or G7, consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. The group, […]

    U.S. Refuses to Sign G7 Climate Pledge

    U.S. Refuses to Sign G7 Climate Pledge

    The U.S. refused to sign on to the full Group of Seven environment ministers statement Monday, abstaining from large sections of the final communique on climate change and development banks funding climate initiatives. “The United States will continue to engage with key international partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving […]

    EPA Chief Ducks Out of G7 Climate Meeting More Than a Day Early

    EPA Chief Ducks Out of G7 Climate Meeting More Than a Day Early

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt ducked out of a meeting of Group of Seven environment ministers in Italy early on Sunday, leaving after only a few hours to return to Washington, DC. The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of Paris earlier this month created a significant rift between the U.S. and […]

    22 GOP Senators vs. World Leaders on Paris Agreement

    22 GOP Senators vs. World Leaders on Paris Agreement

    Twenty-two GOP senators sent a letter Thursday urging Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris agreement. They argued remaining in the deal could “upend” the administration’s ability “to fulfill its goal of rescinding the Clean Power Plan.” Accounting for fewer than half of Senate Republicans, signers included coal-friendly politicians and prominent climate deniers, such […]