Ernest Moniz: History Will Look Very Poorly Upon Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Climate Deal

‘It reinforced, I think, the lack of confidence in our allies and friends of our reliability’

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MONIZ: "Well, first of all, I think the decision accomplished many unfortunate things all at once. It reinforced, I think, the lack of confidence in our allies and friends about our -- our reliability. And when you combine his statement yesterday with his budget proposal, it undercuts the innovation agenda that is actually the real issue in terms of jobs in the United States. So, I -- I think, and I’ve said, I think history will look very, very poorly on this -- on this decision. I -- I will add, however, a silver lining here is that we do see already, not only other countries stepping forward with leadership, but most importantly, in the United States we see cities and states and business leaders also saying we’re going to keep on this pathway to a low-carbon future."

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