Mar 3, 2017

White House doesn’t expect Paris climate decision next week

Ted S. Warren / AP

The suspense over whether President Trump will abandon the Paris climate accord will probably last a while longer. "There's no plan at this point to have a decision on this by next week," a White House official said of the 2015 international emissions pact, adding that, "I don't think it's coming down next week."

The comment follows a New York Times report Thursday that Trump wanted to make a decision by next week to coincide with the upcoming executive order that will start unwinding EPA's carbon emissions rules for power plants.

What's next: While Paris remains under discussion in the administration, the White House is still planning to issue the order next week aimed upending the power plant rules and some other Obama-era policies, including a freeze on new coal mining leases on federal lands.

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