Trump pushes US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed plans to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement.

In two weeks his administration can formally begin the process. The Paris Accord would burden American producers with excessive regulatory restrictions while allowing foreign producers to pollute with impunity, President Trump said at an energy conference in Pittsburgh. He said his America First policy will not punish the American people while enriching foreign polluters.

President Trump is expected next month to submit formally withdrawing the US from the agreement, the withdrawal process will take 1 year.

Source: VOV5