US begins formal withdrawal from Paris climate accord

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(VOVWORLD) - The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet-warming gases. 
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Per the terms of the agreement, the US submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations.  The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump made the decision in 2016 to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by US pledges made under the agreement.

Trump on October 23 reiterated the US's intention to withdraw from the agreement.