>> The Trump administration will abandon a global pact to cut emissions, effectively reversing the US stance on climate change. That word coming Monday from Myron Ebell, the man who led Trump's EPA transition team, who said an executive order to withdraw from the Paris Accords could come as soon as Tuesday.
During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged to pull out of the Paris agreement aimed at reducing global warming. He promised to increase coal mining and oil and gas drilling by cutting regulation. Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax perpetrated by China. Unlike the President, 97% of climate scientists believe climate change is linked to human activity and carbon emissions.
Within hours of Trump's swearing in, the administration sent an email to the Environmental Protection Agency, telling officials to temporarily suspend grants and contracts pending review. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been tapped by Trump to head the EPA. He's led 14 lawsuits against the agency, and has close ties to the oil and gas industry.
A vote on his nomination has not yet been scheduled.