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1 Jun 2017

Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox

Corporate America finally got on board to fight climate change. Then came Trump.

Many of America’s largest businesses and corporations have been vocal in their support for government policies meant to curb carbon emissions,...[however] a smaller number of businesses — mostly US manufacturers and coal companies — have fiercely resisted the Paris deal...Economists say pulling out of the Paris accord will do nothing to bring back manufacturing and coal jobs, but Trump couched his decision in the language of job creation. He followed the lead of two of the largest manufacturing trade groups, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, which said the goals of the Paris deal were too harsh and would cost too much for manufacturers. [Refers to Alphabet, Apple, Google, Mars, Staples, Walmart]