17 Jul '17, 7pm

Opting Out of Paris Accord Fortifies Global Warming Battle | New op-ed from @bglive's President @nadavbg

Nadav Malin, President, BuildingGreen. Photo: Ana L. Ka’ahanui When President Donald Trump was equivocating about whether to pull out of the Paris Accord, I fervently hoped he would not. When he announced in early June that the U.S. would walk away from the agreement, I was worried that the global effort to mitigate climate change would be seriously set back. But now, I’ve changed my mind. In fact, I’m grateful. Here’s why: By the time the president made the announcement, his administration had already been systematically dismantling many of the regulations and programs that would be needed to live up to the Paris Accord commitments. It gutted the Obama administration’s Clean Power Program, green-lighted threatened oil pipelines, opened more federal land to coal mining, and is seeking to weaken automobile fuel efficiency standards. Regardless of the country’s official posi...

Full article: https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/opting-out-paris-acco...

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