At a press conference from the White House on Tuesday, President Trump announced that he would be pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The United States is now joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations in the world who are not part of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been signed by 195 nations around the world.
It is a non-binding pledge with the goal of every country involved to begin a course of action that would reduce each countries greenhouse gas emissions.
Trump stated that the Agreement was unfair to businesses and the American economy.
"In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers."
EPA head, Scott Pruitt, stated that America would not apologize for pulling out of the agreement.
President Obama signed the United States into the Agreement in 2016.
President Trump signed an executive order in March that rolled back a number of climate initiatives put into place by the Obama administration and has proposed cutting funding to federal agencies involved in climate change, the environment and renewable energy.