Washington Free Beacon: Steyer Climate Alliance Hit Pennsylvania Roadblock After Trump Ditched Paris Accord

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by Todd Shepard
Washington Free Beacon

 

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania summed up his climate plan as “the quieter the better” in a face-to-face meeting with billionaire activist Tom Steyer in 2017, according to emails from a source with knowledge of the meeting.

The emails also show Wolf worried that jumping into a state-based climate “alliance” after Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord would “have a negative effect in his state.” The emails were obtained in an open records request by E&E Legal, a nonprofit focused on energy and environmental legal issues, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank.

The state’s coal mining industry has been hit hard over the last decade, and helping employees affected by the downturn has continued to be a political issue, as evidenced by the recent special congressional election.

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