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Schoolchildren, all wearing shirts with the words: “Your Promise, Our Future,” streamed down the aisles at the close of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the UN General Assembly in New York, April 22, 2016.

Fossil-fuel apologists are blinding President Trump to the obvious: The Paris Agreement is a good deal for America. The climate pact delivers the global cooperation that’s key to avoiding climate catastrophe. The deal grows the global market for U.S. clean energy innovations and creates clean energy jobs at home. And it helps protect vulnerable communities from the droughts, floods, wildfires, sea level rise and deadly heat waves associated with climate change.

The White House has postponed a decision on Paris until after the Group of Seven summit at the end of May.

Earthjustice’s Jessica Ennis recounts how environmentalists scored a surprise victory in Washington this week.

Environmental advocates went toe-to-toe with the oil and gas industry in the halls of Congress this week. And in the face of stiff odds, we managed to chalk up a big win in the U.S. Senate, keeping an important regulation on the books that protects communities and our climate from oil and gas pollution.

Ella Clarke (second from left) at the March for Science in Washington, D.C.

Scientists sometimes get caricatured as white-coated elitists, but at the recent March for Science in Washington, D.C., I was reminded of the scientific community’s inclusivity and the importance of their work to environmental and social justice. Thousands of science advocates gathered in the rain-soaked capital and 600 other cities on six continents waving signs that read “Science Is for Everyone” and “So Bad Event the Introverts Are Out.”

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