Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took on President Donald Trump's environmental policies and slammed him for leaving the Paris climate agreement at the Venice Film Festival this weekend.
"We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the US, where all the environmental controls that were put in place -- that were just about adequate -- have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out," Jagger said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The US should be the world leader in environmental control but now it has decided to go the other way," he added.
Jagger, the 76-year-old English rock star, was in Venice to promote the film "The Burnt Orange Heresy," in which he plays an art collector.
In a sharp departure from former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has attempted to remove many of the prior guardrails that were installed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to declaring its intention to leave the Paris agreement, the Trump administration has weakened fuel economy standards, replaced the Clean Power Plan and opened public lands and waters offshore to oil and gas drilling.
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