What withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement means
President Donald Trump speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery – Pool/Getty Images) (Photo: Pool, 2017 Getty Images)
The United States is leaving an international agreement aimed at lowering greenhouse gases.
“I am fighting every day for the great people of this country,” President Donald Trump said during a speech at the White House Thursday afternoon. “Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.”