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November 5, 2019

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

  • President Donald Trump has been promising withdrawal for two years, but Monday was the first time he could actually do it.
  • By SETH BORENSTEIN
    AP Science Writer

    WASHINGTON — The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement touted America's carbon pollution cuts and called the Paris deal an “unfair economic burden” to the U.S. economy.


     
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