Coleman quoted in Time on Trump notification of UN of Paris accord exit
The Trump administration began the formal process to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but says it’s willing to "re-engage" if terms more favorable to the U.S. are met.
The State Department said it notified the United Nations that the U.S. will pull out of the global agreement as soon as it can under the terms of the 2015 accord, but President Donald Trump would agree to remain in the deal was reconfigured to be better for U.S. interests
Observers said they doubted the administration truly intended to renegotiate the climate deal.
"This reckless move by President Trump demonstrates that he has no real intent to ‘renegotiate’ the Paris climate agreement, and would rather walk back from our international climate commitments altogether," Oxfam America’s Climate and Energy Director Heather Coleman said in a statement.