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Exxon, Shell join Ivanka Trump to defend Paris climate pact

Certain oil and coal companies have taken on the unlikely task of lobbying President Donald Trump to keep the US in the Paris climate deal.

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As President Donald Trump contemplates whether to make good on his campaign promise to yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord, an unlikely lobbying force is hoping to talk him out of it: oil and coal producers. 

A pro-Paris bloc within the administration has recruited energy companies to lend their support ahead of a high-level White House meeting on the subject taking place as soon as Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the effort who asked not to be identified.

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