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Here's What Happens If US Leaves Paris Climate Accord

America's current goal of lowering emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 under the deal isn't fixed forever

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    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at overturning environmental regulations and reviving the coal industry. Trump also railed against a so-called "War on Coal" as well as general federal regulations in his speech prior to signing the order, promising to strike down regulations in every industry by the "thousands."

    (Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

    President Donald Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal is coming this Thursday, and White House sources tell NBC News he's leaning toward an exit.

    Technically, that can't happen until November 2019, though he can speed things up by abandoning the Senate-approved climate treaty that the agreement is pinned on.

    Nearly 200 countries signed the deal in Paris in 2015, but it isn't binding and calls on signatories to voluntarily pledge to reduce emissions.

    So America's current goal of lowering emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 isn't fixed forever, though the broad aim was to increase it over time. J. Timmons Roberts, an environmental studies professor at Brown University, told NBC News that technology was making it easier for consumers to go green.

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    (Published Friday, May 26, 2017)