Trump pulls U.S. from Paris climate change agreement

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, June 01 2017 Jun 1, 2017 Thursday, June 01, 2017 2:36:00 PM CDT June 01, 2017 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate change accord, saying it is in the best interests of the country to do so.

He said pulling out will end "the draconian economic and financial burdens the agreement imposes on our country."

The move completes one of Trump's principal campaign pledges.

In a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday afternoon, Trump said he will take steps to reenter the Paris agreement on  more favorable terms, or strike an entirely new deal.

Trump said, even without the agreement, the U.S. will be the "cleanest, most environmentally friendly" nation on earth.

 

 

 

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