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Trump Campaign Proposes the End of Federal Climate Change Funding

The Trump Campaign released a policy statement this week that puts some skin in the game on the Republican candidate's climate change denials.
November 4, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Donald Trump says he would save $100 billion over eight years by cutting all federal climate change spending—a sum his campaign says would be achieved by eliminating domestic and international climate programs," reports Renee Schoof and Dean Scott.

In an email to Bloomberg BNA, the campaign press office said that the $100 billion figure "combined an estimate of what the Obama administration had spent on climate-related programs, the amount of U.S. contributions to an international climate fund that Trump would cancel, and a calculation of what Trump believes would be savings to the economy if Obama’s and Clinton’s climate policies were reversed."

The article includes digs into the costs of fighting climate change under the Obama Administration. The implication of the digging is that the Trump Campaign hasn't actually figured out any details of the proposal, nor does it fully understand the costs of the federal government's commitments to climate change. That latter idea is backed up by Donald Trump's recent statements to a rally in Michigan, saying that the government is giving away "billions and billions and billions of dollars."

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Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Bloomberg BNA
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