White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

Posted June 05, 2017

US President Donald Trump wants a "fair deal" for the American people under Paris climate agreement and will soon announce his stand on the landmark deal, the White House said today.

During Mr Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the United States in the landmark agreement.

Informed sources tell Reuters that US President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign pledge to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change.

"On the other hand, those who embrace green technologies will set the gold standard for economic leadership in the 21st century".

Now the U.S.is not part of that group. They both appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends". As of Tuesday, 147 nations had ratified the Paris Agreement, representing more than 82 percent of global emissions, the U.N. chief said.

He said the deal would have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord.

White House talking points on the decision sent to Republican lawmakers Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press made similar arguments.

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America's pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures.

Juncker went on to say that the Group of Seven leaders "tried to explain this in clear simple sentences to Mr. Trump" at a recent summit in Italy.

News of President Donald Trump's expected decision to pull the United States from a global climate deal has led to a swift and strong reaction from the United Nations.

The European Union and China indicated they would press ahead with the deal, regardless of United States participation.

But other top Trump advisers, including daughter Ivanka and Gary Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, are said to favor staying in the treaty.

Meanwhile, African nations are protesting Trump's decision.

"The U.S.is going from being a global leader to putting itself in a very destructive minority position". "AGAIN!" the United States leader said in a tweet late Wednesday, punctuating the post with his populist campaign slogan.

Abandoning the pact was one of Trump's principal campaign pledges, but America's allies have expressed alarm about the likely consequences.

The White House had previously indicated that Trump could simply recalibrate emissions targets. "They're going to withdraw US participation in the treaty".

That leaves Trump with two clear choices: withdraw from Paris or revise the USA pledge downward to something more realistic in light of domestic policies, but nonetheless stay in the accord.

Canada's commitments under the agreement are to reduce annual emissions to 30 per cent less than they were in 2005 by 2030.

Abandoning the pact would isolate the US from a raft of worldwide allies who spent years negotiating the 2015 agreement to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions.

Well, according to a briefed source, that decision has already been made, and Trump is set to withdraw the United States from the agreement.

"The U.S.is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers", it read.

That's the conclusion of researchers and scientists evaluating the impact of Trump on the health of the climate.

A withdrawal would put the United States in the same camp as Nicaragua and Syria: a tiny group of countries refusing to participate in the nearly universally supported Paris climate change agreement.

Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling USA coal mines.

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

The EU official involved in organizing the EU-China meeting said it would will "send important signals for the multinational system", as Trump moves to unpick some of the worldwide trade agreements the US has signed up to. Beijing, however, has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its targets under the Paris accord, recently cancelling construction of about 100 coal-fired power plants and investing billions in massive wind and solar projects.