Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general with close ties to the state's oil and gas industry, has labeled the agreement a "bad deal" in the past but had not previously called for the United States to withdraw from the accord. The other advisers have yet to take an official stance.
Chevron Corp. Chief Executive Officer John Watson said in a Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy podcast that more needs to be known about how the Paris accord will translate into policy under Trump.
US -based corporations have lobbied the Trump administration to stay party to the agreement, which they see as good for business. The Trump administration wants to trash Obama-era rules to limit water pollution from coal-fired power plants. ExxonMobil sent a letter to White House Adviser David Banks in March in favor of staying in the Paris deal. They're expected to decide before a G-7 summit in late May. The International Renewable Energy Agency predicted that investments in renewable power and efficiency created to help meet Paris targets will boost the world economy by $19 trillion. But it seems unlikely that the debate could lead to a compromise in which the US stays in the Paris agreement while reducing its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
"Finally.Pruitt's decision to extol the virtues of a coal mine flies in the face of everything we know about the science of climate change and the economics of energy policy", Rumper added.
"The past administration said we had to choose between the environment and job growth". Although Trump could not instantly pull America out, he could initiate the process for the country's exit.
The Paris accord, an global agreement to lower carbon emissions, places no emissions-reduction obligations on China and India until 2030, Pruitt stated, adding that all USA costs from the agreement are "front-loaded".
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. "We're moving very quickly to a gas-based energy system and coal can not reverse that and Scott Pruitt, with all of his lofty words, can not replace that".
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"This is a campaign promise - a specific promise the president made repeatedly", said Mike McKenna, a Republican energy lobbyist.
The U.S. has a unique opportunity to disentangle itself from the accord now - while Trump is a new president and the deal itself is in its infancy.
"Either way, there will be blowback from the worldwide community", Hanafi said.
By contrast, he said, remaining in the deal would ensure a constant cycle of global criticism because countries have committed to a new round of carbon-cutting commitments every five years.
Trump may also choose to stay in the agreement and reduce the emissions commitment.
As the Trump administration debates whether to stay in the Paris climate agreement, observers are skeptical that opposing wings of the administration will reach a middle ground. Paris opponents plan a deep analysis on those potential legal risks to bolster their case against staying.
On Monday, liquified natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy sent a letter to George David Banks, who handles worldwide 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".