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Musk Joins CEOs Calling for U.S. to Stay in Paris Climate Deal

  • Withdrawal risks backlash against U.S. businesses, they warn
  • Apple’s Cook also pressing for U.S. to remain in climate pact
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CEO Letter Urges Trump to Keep U.S. in Paris Accord

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As Donald Trump nears a final decision on the Paris climate agreement, top corporate executives are mounting a last-minute push aimed at persuading the president that the U.S. has more to lose from abandoning the accord.

The appeals from chief executives such as Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk, Tim Cook of Apple Inc. and Dow Chemical Co.’s Andrew Liveris come as Trump’s advisers also present him with closing arguments on the potential risks and rewards of remaining a party to the global pact. Trump also got an earful from foreign leaders and Pope Francis urging him to stay in the agreement during his first international trip as president.