His budget director, Mick Mulvaney, described plans to cut government spending on climate change as stopping a "waste" of taxpayer money.
The marketplace may essentially nullify the Paris climate agreement and render it completely pointless, but the Trump administration is still weighing their options.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently told reporters Trump would make a decision on the agreement ahead of the Group of 7 leaders' meeting in late May.
Trump's team will reportedly meet to discuss whether to exit the Paris Agreement. President Trump boasts that America is once again open for business, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's dismay regarding the Paris climate agreement reflects those sentiments.
Ebell, on the other hand, believes Trump should stick to his campaign pledge to "cancel" the Paris agreement, which President Barack Obama joined and went into effect previous year.
Trump has already moved to dismantle a raft of Obama-era climate policies that would help the US satisfy the commitment it made with more than 190 other nations to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
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Chief Strategist Steve Bannon oppose staying in the Paris agreement while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Ivanka Trump and advisers Jared Kushner and Gary Cohn support it.
President Obama had pledged to the globalist community that America would reduce carbon emissions to almost 30 percent below 2005 levels within a decade.
In the energy sector, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have already declined by 14 per cent from 2005 to 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Given their apparent support for this agreement, it remains to be seen whether they will push back against Pruitt's remarks, potentially setting the White House up for yet another fight between centrist and conservative elements of the administration. A key argument is that the USA can stay in the agreement without satisfying its pledge or maintaining regulations created to help achieve the target, said one administration official.
McKenna said a carbon tax seemed to be the only possible change to the U.S.'s commitments that would make them more ambitious and could also be construed as better for the economy. It was the first global agreement under which the almost 200 countries who negotiated it pledged to flight climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions.
On Monday, liquified natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy sent a letter to George David Banks, who handles global energy issues at the NEC, to recommend remaining in the Paris agreement so "the United States can leverage competitive advantages in natural gas and energy technology". "The coal companies and oil and gas companies that are flirting with the Paris agreement don't understand the existential threat that they're buying into".