BREAKING: U.S. Formally Notifies We Are OUT Of Paris Climate Agreement

BREAKING: U.S. Formally Notifies We Are OUT Of Paris Climate Agreement

This is fantastic news. The Trump administration took the final plunge and took the first steps to pull us entirely out of the Paris Climate Accord. We told the UN Friday about the decision and followed it by saying that if the deal changes and America benefits from the agreement, we would reconsider entry into it. I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one. This is another step in the formal withdrawal from the agreement as of 2020. I guess we are stuck in it until then. Bummer. If it were me, agreement or not, we’d be gone… yesterday.

In this agreement, America’s wealth was being redistributed to poorer countries and there was no benefit to us whatsoever. Talk about a bad and one-sided deal. The notification came from the State Department and the UN was given formal notice. The State Department stated that the U.S. supports “a balanced approach to climate policy that lowers emissions while promoting economic growth and ensuring energy security.” It also said that it will participate in upcoming climate talks as a way to protect U.S. interests and ensure “all future policy options remain open to the administration.” That’s diplomatic speak for bye, see ya later.

From Breitbart:

NEW YORK CITY – The Trump administration notified the United Nations Friday of its intention to leave the Paris climate accord, the latest in a series of formal steps the administration needs to take to leave the agreement in 2020.

President Trump announced in June his intention to fulfill a campaign promise to leave the agreement that was signed by President Obama, and which supporters hailed as a vital landmark in the fight against climate change. Trump and many conservatives saw the deal as one that placed a disproportionate burden on America’s economy and business and called for the U.S. to be withdrawn.

The State Department announced Friday that it had formally notified the U.N. of its intention to leave.

“As the President indicated in his June 1 announcement and subsequently, he is open to re-engaging in the Paris Agreement if the United States can identify terms that are more favorable to it, its businesses, its workers, its people, and its taxpayers,” a statement said.

This is only one step in the departure process, but a very important one. There are other steps that must be carried out before we are rid of this insanity. A representative for Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed they had received the communication from the State Department and he noted that by the terms of the agreement, the U.S. can formally apply to leave three years after the agreement went into force – meaning the U.S. can apply to leave on Nov. 4th, 2019. Then it will take a year to formalize and end the agreement. Not ideal, but at least we’ll be out of this moronic agreement John Kerry and Barack Obama got us into.

Guterres calls this a major disappointment and says the U.S. should remain a leader on “climate and sustainable development.” No, we shouldn’t. It’s fake science and it demonstrably hurts us. Good for President Trump on this one. It was the right call.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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