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Reports: Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

  • VOA Staff

FILE - President Donald Trump stands in front of a U.S. flag.

President Donald Trump is ready to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate change agreement signed in 2016 by his predecessor Barack Obama, according to several U.S. media outlets.

The U.S.-based website Axios, citing senior White House officials with direct knowledge of Trump’s decision, was the first to report that Trump decided to pull out of the deal and that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will handle the details.

The agreement is meant to curb the earth’s heating and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Trump refused to endorse the agreement during a meeting this weekend at the G7 summit with other world leaders. He has previously said he believes climate change is hoax being perpetuated by the Chinese.

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