Reports are coming in that the United States will not be pulling out of the Paris climate deal. Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walter issued a swift denial. The source for WSJ is European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Until we hear it directly from President Trump (or a spun version of it) we’ll consider it a rumor at best.
“The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this agreement,” Cañete said.
As Gabriel Malor pointed out on Twitter, this wouldn’t be the first time a denial turned out to be nothing more than stalling. “WH spox also said DACA decision hadn’t been made when that news broke… and then Trump announced three days later.”
The deal, which President Obama signed without input from Congress, would commit the U.S. to its biggest chunk of a globalist redistribution scheme that’s pretending to attack climate change but that doesn’t require the beneficiaries of the redistribution to act accordingly. Moreover, the “requirements” to achieve climate change benchmarks is obtusely tilted in favor of China and India who essentially don’t need to participate for a long, long time.
This is a massive giveaway from American taxpayers to other countries without any expectation of tangible benefit. It’s neither designed to help the environment nor is it designed to help anyone’s economy other than the beneficiaries. It’s globalist welfare hidden behind an environmental facade. We need to get out of it.
Hopefully, the President agrees. We’re hoping the reports are false.
NEW YORK—Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official.
Since the source is an official from the European Union, and not the White House, take it for what it’s worth. No further details are immediately available, but we’ll keep you updated.
Trump won’t pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement after all: Report | Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner
The announcement comes about three months after Trump held a ceremony announcing the United States would be leaving the agreement. The first-of-its-kind agreement would see all the world’s nations, save for three, commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the rate of global warming.
— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) September 16, 2017
— Ryan Carter (@THERyanCarter) September 16, 2017
Flipping and flopping in Trumplandia: U.S. won’t withdraw from Paris Climate Accord. https://t.co/5tQbZK6ZUx
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) September 16, 2017
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) September 16, 2017
A few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have expected this. I would have assumed it was just a false rumor or an attempt by the international community to pressure the administration. Considering the shifts in policy we’ve been seeing over the last two weeks, anything’s possible. We’ll find out in the coming days if the White House denial sticks.