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US leaves G-7 peers to talk among themselves on Paris accord

Climate-change skeptic Pruitt attends only one session of Bologna meeting

Group of Seven environment ministers remain divided on the Paris Agreement at a meeting in Bologna, Italy, on June 11. (Pool photo)

BOLOGNA, Italy -- The Group of Seven countries could not bridge the gap with the U.S. with regards to the Paris Agreement on climate change at a meeting of its environment ministers which began on Sunday.

Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attended only one session, while the British and French ministers were absent due to domestic politics.

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