>> US President Donald Trump's advisers huddling Tuesday to debate whether to recommend the United States pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Nearly 200 countries signed the 2015 Paris agreement to limit global warming by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions.>> It's a hoax, it's a hoax.>> On the campaign trail, Trump called the climate change a hoax and promised to cancel the deal.
He said it would hamper US businesses. But, White House meetings with energy companies, some recommended the US keep its commitments. Cloud Peak Energy telling Reuters it told the administration the agreement benefited the US because it ensured a role for high efficiency coal plants. Liquefied natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy on Monday, sent a letter recommending America remain in the Paris Accord, citing the United States advantages in natural gas and energy technology.
Energy Secretary RIck Perry and Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, are expected to attend Tuesday's meeting. Perry formally claimed the science behind climate change was phony, but has since backed off that claim. Pruitt, however, still rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.
The meeting comes before a summit of the group of seven wealthy nations in late May, the deadline for the White House to take a position.