Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Walker, Trump eat coal leader's dust on climate change

We have a new definition of eating dust, as Scott Walker and Donald Trump are now positioned on climate change behind one of the world's largest coal companies.

Our pro-pollution Governor stands with his donor-backers and fights clean air policies 
Smoke stacks from a factory.
and even had his DNR scrub facts and links off agency web pages about the relationship between human activity and climate change.

Not to be outdone, our know-nothing President stands with climate change enablers like the US Chamber of Commerce against the Paris climate change accords.

But check out this report today from one of the world's largest coal companies to measure just how out of step are Walker and Trump: 
B.H.P. Billiton, the British-Australian mining company, said in a reportTuesday that it planned to withdraw from the World Coal Association, an international lobbying group, because of differences in climate and energy policies. The report also noted that B.H.P. would review its relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in light of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
The conservative Washington Examiner's Daily-on-Energy newsletter puts it this way 
BHP Billiton, one of the world’s largest coal mining companies, said Tuesday morning that it is considering ending its membership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Coal Association and the Minerals Council of Australia because of differences of opinion on climate change. 
The company says it accepts the UN climate change panel’s finding that climate change is happening and is being caused by humans. 
The company issued the final results of a review it began in September to examine its membership in a number of trade associations based on climate change policies. 

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