Burning Issues: The U.S. Exporting Climate Change

Given the threat of global climate change, the United States should not have a two-faced energy policy – encouraging green energy at home and encouraging fossil fuel exports abroad.

Kyle Ash, senior legislative representative at Greenpeace, says in this Burning Issues video that there are real dangers that the U.S., through such mechanisms as the Export-Import Bank, will facilitate the extraction of new fossil fuel sources around the world, despite its participation in the Paris climate accords.

As a senator, Bernie Sanders sponsored legislation that would end all U.S. subsidies to fossil fuel companies, including export assistance. As a presidential candidate, Sanders is the only one to have signed a Greenpeace pledge to not accept campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies.

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