White House expects decision on UN climate treaty by late May

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the administration is reviewing the UN global climate accord and expects a decision on whether to remain in the deal by late May.
Rising sea levels promise to leave the state under water in the short term and Washington's new environmental policy will accelerate the process.
Rising sea levels promise to leave the state under water in the short term and Washington's new environmental policy will accelerate the process.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House on Thursday (March 30) said it was reviewing the UN global climate accord and expects a decision on whether to remain a party to the deal by the time leaders of the Group of Seven nations meet in late May.

"We are currently reviewing issues relating to the agreement and expect to have a decision by the time of the G7 summit, late-Mayish, if not sooner," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a media briefing.