Trump expected to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump is expected to soon announce he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, two sources told Fox News. A very senior administration official cautioned that Trump had not yet made a final decision and continued to weigh his options.

“I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

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Obama signed the accord  along with almost 200 other countries in 2015, would have forced the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel emissions by nearly 30 percent by 2025.

During Trump’s overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S. in the landmark agreement.

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the U.S. out of the deal.

In a possible jab at the likely U.S. pullout, the United Nations tweeted on Wednesday a quote from Secretary General Antonio Guterres: “Climate change is undeniable. Climate action is unstoppable. Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable.”

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Word of Trump’s decision comes a day after the president met with Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Like his boss, Pruitt has questioned climate scientists who claim the Earth is warming and that man-made climate emissions are to blame.

Since taking office, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling U.S. coal mines.

What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying U.N. climate change treaty on which the accord was based.

The U.S. is the world’s second largest emitter of carbon, following only China. Beijing, however, has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its targets under the Paris accord, recently canceling construction of about 100 coal-fired power plants and investing billions in massive wind and solar projects.

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2 Comments

  1. janice

    Excellent Pull Out Of The Climate Agreement! Just Exactly How Much Has This Agreement Cost USA All Through The Year’s? What Is The Tab? Huh? What Is The Final Cost Of The Job’s, That Were Shipped Across The Pond At The Expense Of The American Worker’s All Through The Year’s From All Past President’s And Administration’s? I Assume It’s Quite A Loss, Folk’s! In The Form Of Cheap Labor, Long Working Slave Hour’s, Over Sea’s!

  2. janice

    As For The Coal Mining Industry, Put The Miner’s Back To Work! Now The Industry Does Have New Technology, To Filter Thing’s For Ecology! It’s Not Like Years Ago Where They Had Nothing For The Worker’s To Breath Air Properly When Inside The Mine! And As For Pelowsie, She Doesn’t Have Any Clue What She’s Talking About, When It Come’s To Anything For This America! If She Doesn’t Like Coal, She Should Shove Some Coal Up Her A$$! Coal Is A Hell Of A Lot Cleaner Than The Factories In Other Countries; Which Whom Pollute Their Own Air And Water Ways! The Technology Is Already Here In Place In America To Filter It Out!

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