According to two senior officials, President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement which signifies a major break from international partners. CNN reports:
The decision, which will be announced this week, would put the US at odds with nearly every other nation on earth. It would reflect a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change. And it could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark climate accord.Trump told reporters Wednesday that he would announce his intentions "very soon.""I'm hearing from a lot of people both ways," he said as he met with Vietnam's prime minister in the Oval Office.
TruthRevolt's Michael Horn reported on EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's belief that we should get out of the agreement in March:
Speaking with Fox and Friends, Pruitt said the “Paris [agreement] is something that we need to really look at closely. It’s something we need to exit in my opinion.”
“It’s a bad deal for America,” he continued. “It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our costs.”
The official announcement has not been made, and the specific method of withdrawal not specified. Conservatives are gratified that Trump kept this campaign promise, since the Paris Agreement is an expensive, ineffective, and financially ruinous attempt to take care of so-called global warming. However, Newsbusters noted that the Paris agreement was merely that -- an agreement. "President Barack Obama intentionally avoided signing a climate treaty because it probably wouldn’t have passed the Senate. But that hasn’t stopped CBS News from calling it a 'treaty' on five separate occasions since the first Paris climate summit in November 2015, and letting a guest falsely claim it had been ratified."
Hey, CBS, your bias is showing.
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