EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Calls for 'Exit' of Paris Climate Agreement

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Trump has said the United States should "cancel" the deal, but he has been mostly quiet on the issue since he was elected last November. "It's possible to provide the energy the world needs while also addressing the climate challenge".

A State Department official offered: "As with many issues, the administration is reviewing the United States' global climate change policies".

One of the most fervent voices pushing the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris agreement, however, has been the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The meeting comes before a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations in late May, the deadline for the White House to take a position.

President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, greeting coal miners in Pennsylvania this week, says the Paris climate accord is "a bad deal for America." ore, Pa.

Trump's efforts to roll back other environmental regulations, including the Clean Power Plan and auto-emissions standards, are "window dressing" if the administration maintains its promises under the Paris agreement, McKenna said in a phone interview on Monday.

Trump has already taken steps to roll back Obama-era restrictions on Carbon dioxide emissions, including signing an executive order to rescind a moratorium on coal mining on federal lands and direct agencies to remove obstacles to American energy production.

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Bannon and Pruitt are said to be strongly opposed to remaining in the agreement, while Kushner and Tillerson are said to be in favor of staying.

"It's a bad deal for America", Mr Pruitt continued.

Chevron Corp. Chief Executive Officer John Watson said in a Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy podcast that more needs to be known about how the Paris accord will translate into policy under Trump.

The White House is expected to announce their decision on the Paris deal at the G-7 meeting in Italy at the end of May.

President Obama had pledged to the globalist community that America would reduce carbon emissions to almost 30 percent below 2005 levels within a decade.

"The past administration said we had to choose between the environment and job growth". But there is one table that US diplomats could find themselves absent from this fall-the negotiating table at the next global climate meeting in Bonn in May. Multi-national corporations, like Exxon, want to avoid diplomatic blowback and no doubt see it as a boon to their natural gas holdings. That approach has won the endorsement of several major coal companies.

Trump may also choose to stay in the agreement and reduce the emissions commitment.