White House de­nies cli­mate ac­cord re­port

The Buffalo News - - WASHINGTON NEWS - – Tribune News

WASH­ING­TON – A Euro­pean of­fi­cial said Satur­day that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has soft­ened its op­po­si­tion to the land­mark Paris cli­mate ac­cord and may not com­pletely with­draw af­ter all.

If true, this would mark another re­ver­sal of one of Pres­i­dent Trump’s key cam­paign prom­ises, one of the most con­tro­ver­sial.

But the White House quickly sought to re­but the re­port, which was first re­ported by the Wall Street Jour­nal.

“There has been no change in the United States’ po­si­tion on the Paris agree­ment,” said Lind­say Wal­ters, a pres­i­den­tial spokes­woman.

“As the pres­i­dent has made abun­dantly clear, the United States is with­draw­ing un­less we can re-en­ter on terms that are more fa­vor­able to our coun­try.”

Later, White House spokes­woman Sarah Huck­abee San­ders wrote on Twit­ter, “Our po­si­tion on the Paris agree­ment has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US with­draw­ing un­less we get pro-Amer­ica terms.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.