President Trump's Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement Raises Legal Questions: Part 1 and 2 [open pdf - 144KB]
"On June 1, President Trump announced his long-anticipated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement--an international agreement intended to reduce the effects of climate change by maintaining global temperatures 'well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels[.]' As analyzed in this earlier report and live CRS seminar, historical practice suggests it is within the President's constitutional authority to withdraw from the Paris Agreement without first receiving congressional or senatorial approval. However, legal questions remain as to how the Trump Administration will implement the withdrawal and what role the United States will play in future international climate meetings. This two-part Sidebar series analyzes legal questions arising from the President's announcement."
CRS Legal Sidebar, June 9, 2017
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html