(Washington Times) President Trump is laying the groundwork for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, launching a process that is likely to take some years.The details of the withdrawal are still in the works and the effort is being led by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to Axios, which first reported the direction the administration is taking.
A source told The Washington Times different options for withdrawal are being explored.
The agreement was the centerpiece of President Obama’s international agenda, and was meant to tie the U.S. to certain targets for greenhouse gas emissions, as part of an international deal. But Mr. Obama refused to submit the deal to the Senate for ratification as a treaty, instead insisting it was a presidential accord that amounted to pressure, but not to a binding treaty.
Read the full story here: Donald Trump to exit Paris climate accord – Washington Times