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Schwarzenegger slams Trump on Paris deal exit

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Thursday blasted President Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate deal.

“One man cannot destroy our progress,” he said in a video for Attn. “One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution. And one man can’t go back in time.” 

“Protecting our environment will not destroy our economy. The bottom line is, great environmental policies do the opposite. They pump up the economy.”

 

Schwarzenegger added that local governments would help protect the environment should Trump’s administration fail to.

{mosads}“You see, the people will rise up. Local and state governments will rise up. Other leaders from local governments will rise up and fill the void that you are creating.”

Trump on Thursday said that he would formally withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement containing nearly 200 nations.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and it citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” he said at the White House Rose Garden.

“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States. We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if can make a deal that is fair.”

Former President Barack Obama pledged that the U.S. would cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 as part of the nonbinding pact created in 2015.

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