The United States participated in a climate change meeting on Saturday in Montreal, Canada attended by 30 other ministers from countries that consented to the 2016 Paris climate change accord but the White House explained that the U.S. won’t be changing its plans to withdrawal from the historic climate change deal unless pro-America terms are completed.
A Wall Street Journal article on Saturday cited a European climate official who said the U.S. would not renegotiate the Paris Accord but will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged with the landmark climate agreement.
However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted on Saturday that the White House position on the Paris Accord from hasn’t changed and the U.S. is withdrawing unless they get pro-America terms.
“Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed.
@POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.”
Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 16, 2017
On June 1st President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and cited questionable job loss research from the National Economic Research Associates that was sponsored by 2 organizations known for supporting the fossil fuel industry and challenging EPA regulations.
“Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates. This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs… not what we need… believe me, this is not what we need…. including automobile jobs, and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely” said President Trump on June 1st from the Rose Garden.
During a July 10th G20 Summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany world leaders declared that they recognize a “strong economy and a healthy planet are mutually reinforcing” and released a statement emphasizing the Paris Agreement on Climate Action is irreversible and urged implementation of pre-2020 commitments and actions.
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