Headline RoundupNovember 4th, 2019

U.S. Starts Formal Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

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President Donald Trump sent a letter to the United Nations indicating his administration's intention to formally pull out of the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Monday. The process is set to take exactly a year, and end a day after the 2020 presidential election. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. entered the deal in 2015 by committing to a 26-28 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, retroactive to 2005. Trump has promised to leave the accord since his 2016 presidential campaign, calling the deal unfair for the U.S. economy; the U.S. government is the only government in the world that publicly denounces the agreement.

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