US notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris climate accord

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(Washington) – The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world´s largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the withdrawal that will be effective in one year, reiterated President Donald Trump´s remarks last year that the agreement imposed an “unfair economic burden” on the United States.