White House denies reports that USA changing stance on Paris climate pact

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

In an exclusive report Saturday, the Wall Street Journal states a Trump administration official told a room of worldwide politicians that the U.S. will remain in the Paris climate agreement while likely lowering emissions-reduction goals it had set for itself under President Obama.

The U.S. government has not changed its position on withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the White House said on Saturday. "As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country", Lindsay Walters told Axios. These include carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels that scientists blame for a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms.

After a whirlwind of rumors in late May, Trump officially announced on June 1st that he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

In what will likely come as upsetting news to numerous "Mother of All Rallies" attendees in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump's administration has reportedly decided not to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Paris agreement was signed by 195 nations in December 2015.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that President Trump was not planning to pull out of the deal.

There was a lot of blowback from the worldwide community when Trump announced he was pulling us out of Paris.

Abandoning the accord was one of President Donald Trump's principal campaign pledges. Months later, the USA and China jointly said they would sign off on the deal.

A White House spokesman denied the Wall Street Journal report, according to a tweet by a New York Times reporter. "The United States can do whatever it wants either way".

The timing might also be significant, considering that this comes on the heels of Trump's reported deal on DACA, it seems likely remaining in the global climate agreement will only add to the discontent among the far right and fuel their suspicion that Trump has chose to sell them out.

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