The Trump administration has previously said it is currently reviewing its position on climate change and energy policy and remains noncommittal, for now, on whether it will follow through on the president's campaign pledge to "cancel" the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Bannon and Pruitt are said to be strongly opposed to remaining in the agreement, while Kushner and Tillerson are said to be in favor of staying. But there is one table that USA diplomats could find themselves absent from this fall-the negotiating table at the next worldwide climate meeting in Bonn in May.
Trump and his administration are working to repeal almost all of Obama's climate agenda, including the Clean Power Plan, which represented the bulk of the policies to reach the goal. As part of the deal, the United States committed to reducing its emissions by between 26 and 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. The Trump administration could simply revise that pledge and make it less ambitious, and easier to attain.
And the agreement requires China and India to cut a higher percentage of their emissions than the U.S. The reason is more burning of natural gas, rather than coal, and a growing profusion of renewables.
However, reports in March suggested that members of Trump's senior team were divided over pulling out of the deal, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his own daughter Ivanka advising him not to pull the plug over concerns it would upset major allies.More news: Petersburg metro bombing suspect detained by Russian police
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President Trump boasts that America is once again open for business, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's dismay regarding the Paris climate agreement reflects those sentiments.
"Finally.Pruitt's decision to extol the virtues of a coal mine flies in the face of everything we know about the science of climate change and the economics of energy policy", Rumper added.
Since taking office, Trump has revoked a range of environmental legislation-including Barack Obama's climate orders-with a plan to focus on energy independence and revitalize the coal industry. The country said it expects such funding to create roughly 13 million jobs, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and lessen the smog that has long plagued Beijing and other Chinese cities.
"It's a bad deal for America", Mr Pruitt continued.