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