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Trump asked to stay in Paris deal
Cartoon Trump asked to stay in Paris Deal

The cartoon above shows the mixed opinion on United States President, Donald Trump’s promise to pull out of the Paris Deal.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump had promised to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. However, his promise had been discouraged by several big American coal companies.

 

The Paris Climate Agreement is signed by almost 200 countries in 2015 and aims to limit global warming by reducing emission of greenhouse gasses such as carbon monoxide. The United States has committed itself to reduce emissions by between 26% and 28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

 

Trump promise had even raise concern among his fellow republicans. The coal companies view the deal as the best platform to protect their global interests as well as US having the chance to advocate for coal in the future. The matter had been discussed between the coal companies such as Cloud Peak Energy Inc and Peabody Energy Corp.

 

In spite of Trump’s promise, he has not raised the issue since his election as the President. His administration officials have been asking energy companies for advice.

 

There are some within Trump’s party who agrees to remain in the Paris deal. Republican Congressman, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota has circulated a letter among Republican lawmakers to get the president to stay in the deal but so far, only seven signatures have been gathered.

 

There are some some smaller miners including Murray Energy Corp who agree with Trump’s decision to pull US from the Paris deal.

 

According to White House spokesman, Sean Spicer last week, the administration have to come up with a decision on the agreement by late May when the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy nations meet.

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