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How Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord Impacts Greater Houston

Pres. Donald Trump’s decision Thursday (June 1, 2017) to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have instant geopolitical impact, but what about on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate we have here in Houston today and in the future? To learn more, we hear from Luke […]

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Pres. Donald Trump’s decision Thursday (June 1, 2017) to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have instant geopolitical impact, but what about on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate we have here in Houston today and in the future?

To learn more, we hear from Luke Metzger from Environment Texas who says this decision, paired with the rollback of the Clean Power Plan, means Texans will suffer.

Then, we discuss what Houstonians in oil and gas think about the decision. Industry watcher Loren Steffy says never mind what the President wants, for many Houston companies, this particular horse has already left the barn.

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