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Big Business Urging Trump to Stick With Paris Climate Accord

More than two dozen companies appreciate the "stable and practical framework" the Paris climate accord provides

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    World delegates celebrated in Rwanda Saturday morning after reaching a deal to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change. (Published Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016)

    Twenty-five U.S. companies signed a letter urging President Donald Trump not to back out of the Paris climate accord, and they're putting the letter in full-age ads set to run Thursday in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Post, NBC News reported.

    Trump teased on Twitter Wednesday that he's making a decision on the accord within the next few days, but these businesses dislike uncertainty more than regulation, and said so in the letter.

    The Paris agreement's "stable and practical framework" creates jobs and reduces "competitive imbalances" by requiring coordination across the globe.


    They are just the latest in big business to back the agreement. Over 1,000 companies have reaffirmed their commitment to it since November 2016 by signing the "Business Backs Low-Carbon USA" statement.