IT’S DONE: Trump Withdraws U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

This is actually another campaign promise kept. Trump said he would take the US out of the Paris Accord and now he has done it.

ABC News reports:

Trump withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement but open to returning

President Trump will pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, he said this afternoon.

“The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Accord or really an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States,” the president said in the Rose Garden. “So we are getting out but we are starting to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”

All implementation of the non-binding portions of the agreement will cease to be enforced by the United States, he said.

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The decision fulfills a key promise Trump made on the campaign trail and overturns a major accomplishment by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

The accord, which is sponsored by the United Nations, aims to slow the globe’s rising temperature. Under Obama, the United States committed to cutting its carbon emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

It’s just another piece of Obama’s legacy that’s been erased.


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