by Sean Moran
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 agreement. On Friday Pruitt said that “we need to exit” the climate treaty…
Chris Horner, a senior legal fellow at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, contends that the United States should withdraw from the Paris agreement immediately. Horner explained that America will continue to face international pressure to cut emissions if the United States remains a part of the treaty. He said, “The Paris agreement pressure machine will trigger blowback every time the president, Congress or future administrations deviate from Obama’s emission-reduction promises, hesitate to subsidize green-energy ventures abroad or fail to adopt more stringent targets.”