Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon will continue to fight climate change despite Donald Trump's order
- Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft say they will continue their efforts to combat climate change, Bloomberg reports, even after President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that will undo a series of climate regulations put in place by the Obama administration.
In a joint statement provided to Bloomberg, the tech companies said: "We believe that strong clean energy and climate policies, like the Clean Power Plan, can make renewable energy supplies more robust and address the serious threat of climate change while also supporting American competitiveness, innovation, and job growth."
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have supported Obama's climate policies in the past. In 2016, the companies filed a brief with the Washington, DC federal court of appeals in defense of the CPP, which has faced an array of legal challenges.
"Delaying action on climate change will be costly in economic and human terms, while accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy will produce multiple benefits with regard to sustainable economic growth, public health, resilience to natural disasters, and the health of the global environment," the brief stated.(Excerpt) Read more at: theverge.com ...
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