Thursday, June 01, 2017

How Trump is smashing Obama’s legacy with decision to exit Paris climate deal

President Trump is laying the groundwork this week to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, seeking options for how to extricate the U.S. in a process that could take years to complete. Details of the withdrawal are still in the works, but the effort is being led by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to Axios, which first reported Wednesday on the direction the administration is leaning. Sources told The Washington Times that Mr. Trump has made a final decision, but the White House is still exploring options for how to extricate the U.S. from the agreement signed by former President Barack Obama last year, and intended to be a capstone to his foreign affairs legacy. Instead, it’s poised to become another Obama executive action unwound by his successor...more

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