(WASHINGTON) #ParisClimateAccord President Trump on Monday began the year-long process of withdrawing the U.S. as he promised in 2017 announced by Mike Pompeo in a statement #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.05: The official withdrawal cements a promise Trump made in the White House Rose Garden in 2017 when he first announced his intention to withdraw from the global climate change agreement signed by every other country in the world: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move in a statement Monday according to The Hill Team.

“President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement,” Pompeo said: “The United States has reduced all types of emissions, even as we grow our economy and ensure our citizens’ access to affordable energy.”…………“The U.S. approach incorporates the reality of the global energy mix,” he added, arguing “innovation and open markets” will drive emissions reductions:

Trump’s views on the deal have been widely criticized by Democrats, environmentalists, and even some Republicans, who say the U.S. is abdicating global leadership at a time when urgent action is required to stem the most dangerous impacts of climate change: Trump has repeatedly boasted about already withdrawing the U.S. from the deal, despite the rigid timelines required by the agreement………………….The agreement allows the U.S. tobegin the process to withdraw on Nov. 4, finalising the U.S. exit from the agreement on the same date in 2020 — just one day after the presidential election.

The process will kick off just weeks ahead of a U.N. summit in Spain, where leaders will hammer out final details for complying with the agreement:

Democrats have already asked U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft to recuse herself from the withdrawal process, given her financial and personal ties to the fossil fuel industry: Craft’s husband, Joe, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest coal companies in the U.S: Recommitting the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accord has become a box to tick for Democrats running for president in 2020, most of whom have said they would do so their very first day in office.

“ While some Republicans may have changed their rhetoric on the realities of climate change, many remain opposed to the deal, arguing the U.S. should not have to make efforts to curb emissions without more efforts from other countries first “

House Democrats have also taken steps to prevent Trump from leaving the climate pact, passing a resolution in May that would block the move: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) immediately said the bill “will go nowhere.”

Climate experts have called the deal the price of admission to the climate conversation, but warn that even the near-global effort may fall short of the action necessary to limit rising temperatures: The landmark 2015 agreement signed by President Obama requires the U.S. to reduce emissions about 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

The Union of Concerned Scientists previously called Trump’s move to exit the deal “irresponsible and shortsighted.” ……………..“Fortunately, no other country is following President Trump out the door on Paris,” the group said.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………….Published: Nov.05: 2019 –This news report will be updated.

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