Trump pulls US out of Paris Climate Agreement, Pelosi says we're still IN - Here's the details

December 4, 2019 / 2.6K views

You might see information going around about Nancy Pelosi saying we're still in the Paris Climate Agreement, despite the fact that President Donald Trump said he was pulling the United States out of it back in 2017, then actually official in 2019. Now you might be confused. OK. That's perfectly normal. The fact is - they are both true. Trump DID pull the US out in 2019, but it takes a year to actually get out of it. The United States won't technically be out of the Paris Climate Agreement until one day after the 2020 election.

While Nancy Pelosi was making this speech over in Madrid,  she was technically correct. However, we're still getting out of it next year unless people in Washington try pulling some strings.

This information comes directly from Foreign Policy.

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Didn’t the United States already withdraw from the Paris agreement?

Not quite: The Trump administration announced that it planned to withdraw in its first year in office, but a country can’t formally even begin to withdraw until three years after the agreement went into force. For the United States, that was Nov. 4, 2019. Even so, the United States isn’t quite out yet. It takes exactly one more year for the withdrawal notice to become official, meaning that the United States will formally pull out of the Paris agreement one day after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Source: foreignpolicy

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