Monday, May 8, 2017

Week ahead: Trump officials to huddle on Paris climate deal


The Hill/by D.Henry

Trump administration officials -- including Ivanka Trump -- are due to discuss the United States' involvement in the Paris climate deal next week as the White House nears a decision on the fate of the pact.

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and chief adviser -- and a supporter of tackling climate change -- will reportedly meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday. Pruitt is among a group of Trump officials and advisers who oppose the 2015 deal and are arguing the United States should leave it.

Trump told supporters at an April 29 rally that he would announce a decision on the status of the climate deal within weeks, meaning he could be days away from either pulling out of the agreement or staying in it. Trump is reportedly leaning towards ending the U.S.'s involvement in the pact, an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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