Written by Juliana Simone
This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump announced in the Rose Garden at the White House that the United States of America will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord. The agreement between 195 countries made in 2015 was to focus on ‘global warming’ and the effects that are believed to cause this among climate change advocates.
Under the preceding President’s authority, Barack Obama, America joined the Accord without a vote in Congress, which means President Trump can now get out of the agreement without a vote in Congress.
“We will start to negotiate and see if we can get a deal that’s fair. If we can’t that’s fine,” Trump said in his speech.
The President pointed out this deal leaves America and its workers at a disadvantage and holds it to an economic burden which amounts to a vast fortune. Trump said he cares deeply about the environment but this deal punishes the United States and allows some of the country’s biggest offenders to do whatever they wish.
Noting this blocks the development of clean coal in America, China and India would both be allowed to open multiple new plants, killing jobs and progress in the United States while granting these things to competitors. This agreement would make it very difficult to compete with the rest of the world, Trump said in his important speech.
President Trump declared his job was to “protect our country and our taxpayers.” He told the press and viewers that we won’t be closing up our factories or losing our jobs to give unfair economic advantages to others in the accord. He said the responsibilities need to be shared equally around the world and this ties up and bounds our country. “Until we do that, we’re out of the agreement,” he affirmed. “This is not going to happen while I’m President,” he assured. He remarked how the United States of America has the highest standard of environmental protection.
Keeping another campaign promise to “Make America Great Again”, this decision was met with great enthusiasm by his millions of supporters in the U.S. and around the world, as well as America’s workers who would be greatly affected if the United States remained in this treaty as written.
There is debate as to the technicality of when America can actually withdraw from the accord, which varies from one to three years and whether it involves withdrawal from the United Nations Climate Program, as well.
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