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Background: Trump Announces Withdrawal and Renegotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement

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Fox56 covers President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will either withdraw from or seek to renegotiate the terms of the 2015 Paris climate accord, an agreement reached by 195 countries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and combat the impact of climate change.

The decision fulfilled Trump's campaign pledge to withdraw from the international agreement and roll back a number of Obama-era environmental regulations.

Describing the move as part of his aggressive America first agenda, Trump cited an estimate that as many as 2.7 million U.S. jobs could be lost as a result of implementing the U.S. commitments to the Paris accord. Trump insisted, "I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States ... while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world's leading polluters."

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President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will either withdraw from or seek to renegotiate the terms of the 2015 Paris climate accord, an agreement reached by 195 countries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and combat the impact of climate change.

The decision fulfilled Trump's campaign pledge to withdraw from the international agreement and roll back a number of Obama-era environmental regulations.

Describing the move as part of his aggressive America first agenda, Trump cited an estimate that as many as 2.7 million U.S. jobs could be lost as a result of implementing the U.S. commitments to the Paris accord. Trump insisted, "I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States ... while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world's leading polluters."

Read the full article at Fox56.