Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican on Thursday, President Donald Trump called on to follow through, to pledge on his campaign to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
The GOP senators sent a two-page letter to the White house said that the remaining in the international agreement, signed by Trump’s previous pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions could fuel legal challenges for the administration is the push to roll-back environmental regulations
Most of the senators, which are signed by States, which is dependent on the continued burning of coal, oil and gas. The Oklahoma Republican sen.James Inhofe, and others who, like Trump, have proposed that the scientific data that show the earth is warming because of man-made carbon dioxide emissions is a hoax.
The letter’s signatories account for less than half of the Senate Republicans. A similar letter was also sent to Trump that this week by the attorneys General of 10 Republican-led countries, including the oil-rich Texas and coal-dependent West Virginia.
Trump promised to negotiate during the campaign for the presidential elections “” the accord, but he wavered on the issue since winning the presidency. Its top officials appeared divided over what to do about the 2015 the offer has been signed by almost 200 countries.
There are also influential voices urge not to dig trump, the Paris agreement. Forty democratic U.S. senators Trump sent a letter earlier this week urging him to stay, said a withdrawal would hurt America’s credibility and influence on the world stage.
Hundreds of high-profile companies have spoken in favor of the offer, including Apple, Google, and Walmart. Even the fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell say, the United States, the deal should follow.
During Trump’s visit to Rome this week, Pope Francis urged Trump to climate change seriously.