On April 27, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson conducted an interview with InfoWars on the split in the White House over withdrawing from the Paris Treaty, as the President promised on the campaign trail. In addition, the interview covered renewable energy standards that thirty states now have on the books. Watch now.
by Jack Fitzpatrick Morning Consult Conservatives have found themselves at odds over the Paris climate agreement, disagreeing not only about whether the U.S. should stay in the international accord, but also whether the deal was a formal treaty, which would require the Senate to approve it. Declaring the Paris deal a treaty would make it [...]
Baltimore Sun: Republicans are rethinking their disdain for the Paris accord – creating a political headache for Trump
by Evan Halper The Baltimore Sun Supporters of Donald Trump worried he has lost his appetite for poking the establishment would probably be reassured if he were to make good on his promise to swiftly kick to the curb the Paris agreement on climate change. But the promise to snub Paris is fast becoming a [...]
Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Letter to the Wall Street Journal Editor Regarding your editorial “Highway From the Endangerment Zone” (April 19): Many compelling reasons exist for revisiting the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases. Based on email obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and other evidence, the Obama EPA may have [...]
by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Nick Wadhams Bloomberg News An internal State Department memo says the Paris climate accord imposes few obligations on the U.S., bolstering the case for Trump administration officials who want to stay in the deal. The document, marked as a draft, makes no explicit recommendation about whether the U.S. should remain part of [...]
On April 21, Fox News aired a segment on the split in the White House regarding withdrawing from the Paris Treaty. E&E Legal Legal Fellow Chris Horner, an expert on the Paris Treaty, appeared in the segment laying out the case for President Trump to honor his campaign promise and withdraw. Watch.
by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in Daily Caller Scare tactics, bad science and political theater are the few tools remaining in the environmental extremists’ tool belt now that Donald Trump is President and Scott Pruitt is head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And, since they no longer have a [...]
by Chris Horner, E&E Legal Senior Legal Fellow As Appearing in USA Today President Trump’s advisers are debating recommendations on the Paris climate treaty. Reported arguments for staying in it appear to be no more than rationalizations to break Trump’s campaign promise to leave. Consider the line that it is not a treaty because it’s [...]
by Sean Moran Breitart News Oil conglomerates Exxon Mobil and Shell sided withWhite House advisers Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, arguing that the United States should stay in the Paris climate agreement. Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt argued against staying in the Paris [...]
WASHINGTON -- Today, White House senior advisers are scheduled to meet about the future of U.S. involvement in the Paris Climate Treaty, even though President Trump made a campaign promise to cancel the agreement. Since December 2015, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has made the constitutional, political, economic, and moral case against the Paris Climate Treaty. [...]