Donald Trump: Obama admin waged relentless war on US energy

Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 14:42 IST | Agencies

Trump's statement came amidst claims by Environmental Protection Agency's administrator Andrew Wheeler that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change is unfair to the US and countries like India and China benefit out of it

Donald Trump: Obama admin waged relentless war on US energy
Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has accused the previous Obama administration of waging a "relentless war" on American energy by reaching "ineffective" global agreements that he alleged allowed the world's worst-polluting countries to continue their practices.

His statement came amidst claims by Environmental Protection Agency's administrator Andrew Wheeler that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change is unfair to the US and countries like India and China benefit out of it. For years, politicians told Americans that a strong economy and a vibrant energy sector were incompatible with a healthy environment. In other words, one thing doesn't go with the other.

He also made clear that the "special relationship" under May's successor who will take over in a couple of weeks will be on his terms, a sentiment that could have enormous political and diplomatic implications in London and beyond. "The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister," Trump tweeted as May's successor will be announced on July 23 after she formally resigned last month after failing to get the backing of Conservative MPs for her divorce deal with the EU. "I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit," he said.

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