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Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety

June 1, 2017 at 4:50pm

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk vowed Thursday that he would resign from two federal advisory panels because of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, pasted the following tweet:

He had been a member of Trump’s advisory council, the , as well as the president’s manufacturing jobs initiative.

Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Company, also said he was resigning from the Strategic and Policy Forum the Strategic and Policy Forum.

“Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren’t mutually exclusive,” Iger said in a statement issued by Disney. “I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and, as a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the president’s advisory council.”

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