Washington, Feb 24: US President Dold Trump has once again blamed India and Chi for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal last year, saying that the “unfair” accord would have imposed “draconian fincial and economic burdens” on the US, as it would have made Washington pay for tions which benefitted the most from the deal.
Trump blames India, Chi for quitting Paris climate deal
Trump had announced the withdrawal from the landmark climate pact in June, stating that it would have imposed “wildly unfair environmental standards on American businesses and workers”.
He said the Paris deal would have cost his country trillions of dollars, killed jobs, hindered the oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries. However, he had also said that he was “open to negotiate a better deal for the US or re-enter the accord on improved terms”. He targeted India and Chi, saying both these tions were benefiting most from the Paris deal, which was “unfair” to the US. “You know, basically, it (the Paris accord) said, you have a lot of oil and gas that we found — you know, technology has been amazing — and we found things that we never knew. But we have massive — just about the top in the world — we have massive energy reserves. We have coal. We have so much. And basically, they were saying, don’t use it, you can’t use it,” Trump said, expressing his displeasure with the pact which was agreed by nearly 200 tions over the period of years. “And Chi, their agreement didn’t kick in until 2030... Our agreement kicks in immediately. Russia, they’re allowed to go back into the 1990s, which was not a clean environmental time,” he said. (IANS)