President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change
Late Saturday, US President Donald Trump has told “Confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change.
President Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week.
The White House did not immediately respond to LTN’s request for comment.
A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with CEOs of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of President Trump’s expected announcement later next week.
“I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!” he Tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the Y 2015 agreement.
The Summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted our President Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with EU diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were settled with former US President Barack Hussein Obama.
President Trump has come under some pressure from the other world leaders to honor the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing Carbon (C) emissions, he has called global warming a hoax.
Although he Tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries has annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying,” she said. “There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not.”
US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, is on the record saying climate change is a hoax promulgated by a group if scientists to make money.
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