Democrat Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer: Trump’s Paris exit a ‘traitorous act of war’
by John Siciliano
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer called President Trump a traitor if he makes good on his promise and exits the Paris climate change agreement
“If Trump pulls the US out of the #ParisAgreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people,” Steyer tweeted.
Steyer was very active during the presidential campaign through his group, NextGen Climate, and has become a leading activist in an agenda that supports moving the nation toward 100 percent renewable energy over the next 25 years.
He joins a number of environmental groups criticizing Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
It’s an “epic blunder,” said David Arkush, managing director of Public Citizen’s climate program, the group founded by former Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.
Erich Pica, president of Friends of the earth, called on all nationsto impose sanctions on the United States in response to Trump’s decision.