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2 Jun 2017

Daniel Victor, The New York Times (USA)

‘Climate Change Is Real’: Many U.S. Companies Lament Paris Accord Exit

Soon after President Trump announced that the United States would back out of the Paris climate accord, several large companies based in the United States that had supported the international pact said they were disappointed by the decision and would continue their environmental efforts. And two chief executives who sat on Mr. Trump's economic advisory council — Elon Musk and Robert A. Iger — said they were leaving that group because they disagreed with the exit from the Paris agreement. While Mr. Trump said the decision to exit the deal was made to protect American jobs — a contention that environmental groups have disputed — some large companies had urged the president to stay in the accord...[on the other hand] Murray Energy...one of the largest coal-producing companies in the country and a prominent supporter of Mr. Trump, praised the decision. The chief executive, Robert E. Murray, said in a statement: « We applaud President Trump's steadfast leadership and his delivery on this important campaign commitment »...

[also mentions : Tesla, Disney, General Electric, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Goldman Sachs, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Uber, IBM, Peabody Energy, Cargill]

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