Published on May 29, 2017
(24 May 2017) Senate Democrats will send a letter to President Donald Trump calling on him not to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement would be a historic misstep.”
Trump met early Wednesday with the Pope Francis, and the environment is one key area of difference. Pope Francis has made protection of the environment a keystone of his papacy, issuing a major encyclical on climate change. Trump’s administration, meanwhile, is reviewing policies related to climate change and the reduction of green gasses.
Trump has said he will make a decision on whether to opt out of the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming only after the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations, leaving scant hope of a deal in Sicily that would give momentum to the G20 summit in Hamburg in July.