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Ed Gillespie Silent on Climate Change on Virginia’s Coast While Trump Quits Paris Accord

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From the Democratic Party of Virginia:

Gillespie Silent on Climate Change on Virginia’s Coast While Trump Quits Paris Accord

On the same day that Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, Ed Gillespie visited Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads, two communities that are dangerously facing the threat of climate change.

We are wondering if Gillespie had anything to say to the coastal residents about how he plans to stand up to Trump and protect some of Virginia’s most vulnerable coastal communities.

With a sea level rise scenario of 0.75m, estimated damages would cost up to $100 million annually — just for the residential properties in Hampton Roads alone.

So far, Virginians haven’t heard a word on how he plans to fight back against climate change.

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  • From DPVA:

    NEW: Gillespie Supports Trump’s Paris Decision

    Comes Day After Gillespie Visits Virginia Communities Most Urgently Facing Threat of Climate Change

    Newest Position Adds to Long Line of Trump-Gillespie Policies

    Adding to the growing list of policies promoted by President Trump, Ed Gillespie said today that he supports Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.

    This comes a day after Gillespie visited Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads, two Virginia coastal communities that are dangerously facing the environmental and economic threats of climate change.

    Meanwhile, Republicans across the country are distancing themselves from Trump and recommitting their support for a low-carbon future. Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts said today he would join the climate change initiative spearheaded by other Democratic governors, and Governor McAuliffe is taking action in Virginia to implement low-carbon standards through his “Clean Energy Virginia” initiative.

    “Once again, Ed Gillespie is taking on another position of Donald Trump’s, and neither the President nor Gillespie are offering any solutions for Virginia,” said DPVA spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. “A vote for Ed Gillespie is a vote to bring Donald Trump’s anti-science agenda to Virginia.”