BREAKING: We’re outta there! Trump pulling out of Paris climate accord

BREAKING: We’re outta there! Trump pulling out of Paris climate accord
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Multiple sources including Fox News and CBS News are reporting that President Trump has decided to withdraw from the job-killing Paris climate accord. Apparently the execution of the withdrawal is being planned out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Axios, which has been on top of this story all along explains:

They’re deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take 3 years — or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme.

This is a case where former president Obama’s nasty habit of ignoring the constitutional separation of powers by going around Congress is coming back to bite him. He treated the Paris deal as a presidential agreement rather than a treaty which would need to be approved by two thirds of the Senate. But once a treaty is approved by the Senate, a president can’t pull out of it on his own.

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