by Anna Simet
In what he described as a move to fulfill his duty to protect America and its citizens, President Donald Trump has officially begun the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.
In at a June 1 White House press conference, Trump officially announced his decision, stating that he was open to begin negotiations to re-enter on different terms, or initiate an entirely new transaction on terms that are “fair to the U.S., its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers. So we’re getting out,” he said. “But we will start to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair. If we can, that’s great. If we can’t, that’s fine.”…
The Industrial Energy Consumers of America and the United States Energy Association issued statements supporting withdrawing from the accord, as did the Energy & Environment Legal Institute. E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Steve Milloy’s said E&E Legal “applauds President Trump’s decision to abandon the disastrous Paris treaty that would have destroyed American jobs and led to skyrocketing energy prices putting those most vulnerable at risk. Europe is the model for these failed ‘climate policies,’ and President Trump is correct in not allowing the United States to go down the same path. We look forward to working with the President as he implements his America first energy policies, and we will do whatever we can to combat the unprecedented hysteria spewing from global elitists bent on destroying our great nation.”