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Il y a 14 mois, il rejoignait le gouvernement tout sourire.
14 months ago, he was joining the government happy and smiling.
Ce mardi, après une longue période de tergiversations, Nicolas Hulot, le ministre français de la transition écologique, a finalement claqué la porte, regrettant de n'avoir pu obtenir que des petits pas face aux énormes enjeux environnementaux.
This Tuesday, after a long period of dithering, Nicolas Hulot, the French Minister for the Ecological Transition, finally slammed the door, regretting not being able to obtain more than small steps in the face of enormous environmental challenges.
"Je vais prendre pour la première fois la décision la plus difficile de ma vie.
"I'm going to take the toughest decision of my life for the first time.
Je ne veux plus me mentir.
I do not want to lie to myself anymore.
Je ne veux pas donner l'illusion que ma présence au gouvernement signifie qu'on est à la hauteur sur ces enjeux-.
I do not want to give the illusion that my presence in government means that we're up to these challenge .
Et donc je prends la décision de quitter le gouvernement".
And so I am taking the decision to leave the government".
Emmanuel Macron avait fait du militant écologiste sa caution environnementale.
Emmanuel Macron had used the environmental activist to establish his green credentials.
Mais malgré quelques succès, notamment sur la fin de l'exploration des hydrocarbures et l'abandon du projet d'aéroport de Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Hulot a multiplier les renoncements, faute de soutien sur le nucléaire, les perturbateurs endocriniens ou encore l'importation massive d'huile de palme.
But despite some successes, particularly with the end of hydrocarbon exploration and the abandonment of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, Hulot has had to give up more and more, for lack of support on the nuclear issue, endocrine disruptors or the mass import of palm oil.
Une mauvaise nouvelle pour Emmanuel Macron à la peine dans les sondages, et dont la ministre de la culture est empêtrée dans un scandale immobilier.
Bad news for Emmanuel Macron who is struggling in the polls, and whose Minister of Culture is entangled in a real estate scandal.
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