U.S. will change course on climate policy, Trump official says

Source: By Nina Chestney, Reuters • Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will switch course on climate change and will pull the country out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration.

“(Trump) could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package,” Ebell told a conference in London on Monday. “I have no idea of the timing.”

Trump’s administration has asked the EPA to temporarily halt all contracts, grants and interagency agreements pending a review, according to sources.

(Reporting by Nina Chestney; editing by Louise Heavens)