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Trump Files Paperwork to Formally Exit Paris Climate Accord

  • President to take step to withdraw from global accord Monday
  • Democrats hope to use issue in 2020 election and rejoin pact
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete.

The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date Trump can make the official notification.