President Trump Withdraws U.S. From International Accord on Climate Policy
On June 1, President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the so-called Paris Accord on Climate. President Trump, in an announcement at the White House, stated that the agreement was insufficient, unfair to the U.S. economy, and harmful to American workers. He indicated a willingness to renegotiate an agreement provided it contained a framework that was fair and beneficial to the U.S. He also stated that he was committed to ensuring that the U.S. maintained its position as a leader in environmental efficiency and renewable energy production with the highest level of environmental protection in the world.