U.S. fos­sil fu­els, nu­clear en­ergy event dis­rupted at cli­mate talks

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BONN, Ger­many — Pro­test­ers drowned out speeches by White House ad­vis­ers and busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mon­day at an event the U.S. gov­ern­ment spon­sored at the U.N. cli­mate talks in Ger­many pro­mot­ing the use of fos­sil fu­els and nu­clear en­ergy.

About 200 pro­test­ers stood up 10 min­utes into the event and be­gan singing an anti-coal song.

Af­ter pro­test­ers were ush­ered out of the room with­out fur­ther in­ci­dent, the panel faced largely hos­tile ques­tions from the au­di­ence about the facts and fig­ures pre­sented to sup­port the con­tin­ued use of fos­sil fu­els.

The Amer­i­can del­e­gates are be­ing closely watched by di­plo­mats from the other 194 na­tions at the con­fer­ence be­cause of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s an­nounce­ment that he wants to quit the 2015 Paris cli­mate ac­cord

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