Kevin de León assails Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ on climate change at Vatican

November 3, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017

Kevin de León, in a speech to world-renowned climate scientists at the Vatican, assailed the “fake news and alternative facts spewing out of Washington” in arguing that California’s economy is thriving in large part because of its emphasis on enacting sweeping environmental legislation.

“We are not going to allow one election to reverse generations of progress – at the height of our historic diversity, scientific advancement, economic output, and sense of global responsibility,” de León, leader of California’s Senate, said.

His address, which came Friday at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, focused heavily on democratizing climate policies so the benefit of clean energy reaches every economic level.

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