Stockholm (NordSIP) – In an interview with Wired Magazine, NextGen Climate president Tom Steyer expresses his determination to take the political fight to the Trump administration’s assault on the environment, as evidenced by president Trump’s threatened withdrawal from the Paris agreement, the revival of the Keystone XL pipeline and his appointment of climate change denier Scott Pruitt to the Environmental Protection Agency, among other things.
Steyer, who founded NextGen Climate in 2013 and was the founder and former manager of Farallon Capital, a $30 billion hedge fund, has long been an activist on environmental and other political issues, having spent $86 million of his personal money on progressive causes in the 2016 election alone. NextGen Climate spent $95 million on candidates and voter engagement in the election, and has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy.
In the interview, Mr Steyer details his current efforts to oppose Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental regulation in the United States, the threat posed by the administration to combating climate change world wide, and Steyer’s own political ambitions in the state of California.
Read the interview here
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