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Trump to revive controversial pipeline, rejects Paris climate agreement

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Washington, May 27 (IANS) Republican Party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his energy and environmental policy, which involves reviving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project and rejecting the 2015 Paris climate agreements.

Speaking on Thursday, before addressing a petroleum conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, Trump was open to approve the construction of Keystone XL, which was rejected by President Barack Obama’s government in November 2015 due to its environmental impact, EFE news reported.

“I want it built, I want a piece of the profits for the US. That’s how we make our country rich again,” Trump said, adding “a better deal” is necessary for making America great again.

According to Trump, the US deserves a part of the profits since “the country is making it possible”.

The pipeline would cross the country from oil wells in Canada to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

Trump also said he was in favour of “cancelling” the environmental agreements of the Paris Convention held last year, which were signed by more than 170 countries on April 22 in New York.

He also said that he would “withdraw” all US funds for the United Nations which have to do with climate change.

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