Trump will keep climate and energy promises says former transition leader

Kerry signing climate accord.

A former head of President-Elect #Donald Trump‘s transition team said the incoming administration will likely ignore the Paris Climate Agreement, calling it a “dead letter.”

Mike McKenna, who previously led Trump’s energy transition team, said in an interview the new administration will probably disregard the Paris accord and allow new drilling in the Arctic. And he said the three contentious pipelines being held up by activists will finally get completed.

McKenna has since left the transition team and returned to his former job as a lobbyist. While the Paris accord has a goal of limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, it does not require that countries comply.

Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the word ‘treaty’ not be used anywhere, which would then necessitate senate approval. Currently, former Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the DOE, is slated to be confirmed as its next Energy Secretary.

Most serious threat

Despite assurances from Trump’s cabinet picks that the U.S. should have a seat at the table when tackling #Climate Change, none consider global warming to be the country’s most immediate threat.

Indeed, even current CIA Chief John Brennan said yesterday during a Fox News Sunday interview the top threats facing the country were from ISIS, cyber-warfare, and Russia. He didn’t mention climate change.

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    Amber

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    Just listened to Mason Weaver on Fox talk about the real problems we should be solving.
    It is incomprehensible that hundreds of $ Billions is absolutely wasted on the global warming scam when our time energy and resources should be dedicated to addressing long standing serious issues among those who desperately need a way forward .
    Enough is enough . Trump was right we are running out of time .
    I get why some don’t like him but if those people seriously care about people there is a chance to change things for the better . It’s hard to work when bickering .
    Sorry for the soap box . Just fed up watching a great country struggling with itself .

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    Sonnyhill

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    Amber, ask the common people their definition of prosperity. I’ll bet the left has it way wrong. People want tangible results, the left offers abstract ideals like sustainability and income equality. I hope Trump keeps his eye on the horizon instead of taking the leftie bait. Ignore them. I’d swear that the left’s goal all along has been to subdue the American juggernaut . Turn the middle class into beggars then buy their votes with “hope and change” . Well, the Democrats are upside down in the ditch right now. Run up the score, jobs, jobs and more jobs.

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    Amber

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    SONNYHILL couldn’t agree more . Jobs are key and Trump has that figured out .
    I would love to know how many golf games Obama fit into his legacy .
    How could a guy ignore the devastation in his home town for eight years while being the most powerful politician in the world ?
    Over 700 murders in Chicago during Obama’s last year and getting worse . WTF is
    he doing playing golf and claiming global warming is the biggest threat ?
    No wonder they lost .

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