EPAs Pruitt: Paris Deal Would Cost 400k Jobs, $2.5 Trillion While China And India Do Nothing

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EPA Administration Scott Pruitt explained why the U.S. has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. Pruitt said the obligation put on the U.S. was frontloaded in the deal. He said the stress put on the U.S. would cause the loss of 400,000 jobs and $2.5 trillion of GDP over ten years while India and China are not obliged to do anything until 2030.

Pruitt on Monday's edition of The Story with Martha MacCallum:

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EAST CHICAGO, IN - APRIL 19:  U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt makes a statement to the media after meeting residents from and taking a brief tour of the West Calumet Housing Complex on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana.  Nearly all the residents of the complex were ordered to move by the East Chicago Housing Authority after the soil and many homes in the complex were found to contain high levels of lead. The area has been declared an EPA superfund site. This was Pruitt's first visit to a superfund site since being named the agency's administrator. The complex is scheduled for demolition.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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