US rules out any talk of a climate crisis in trade negotiations

Campaigners furious at American ban revealed by leaked documents

The US has banned mention of the climate crisis in trade talks with the UK, an analysis of leaked documents has revealed.

In negotiating a trade deal, the UK acknowledges that there will be pressure to ensure that any agreement meets its climate commitments. But to the anger of environment groups, analysis of a 451-page dossier leaked last month confirms that the Trump administration has told the UK that the climate crisis cannot be mentioned.

Either we allow policies which will further devastate the environment, or the deal is dead’

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