Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

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    “I worry terribly for the future of my family and families round the world”

    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House.

    Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science.

    And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world’s future at risk.

    Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business.

    But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.

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    Donald Trump’s environmental messages have troubled environmental activists

    Details of Mr Trump’s climate policy are not yet clear, but his team have talked about boosting coal, opening new oil pipelines, and allowing mining on public wilderness or drilling in the Arctic.

    On the political side, they have suggested quitting the global climate deal, scrapping President Obama’s clean power plan, and dismantling the US energy department along…



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