Saskatchewan concerned as Trump pulls out of Paris Accord
FILE -- Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe leaves early from a meeting of Canadian environment ministers in Montreal, Monday, Oct.3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
REGINA - Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe says Canada needs to reach out to the United States to talk about a North American approach on climate change.
Moe says the economies of both countries are so connected that it's important to move in lockstep on policies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The comments came after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions to slow climate change.
Trump says the deal disadvantages the U.S. and is causing lost jobs and lower wages.
However, the president also said the U.S. will begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction.
Moe says Saskatchewan is concerned that some industries, such as oil and gas or agriculture, could be hurt if Canada's closest trading partner is going to be operating under a different set of guidelines to reduce emissions.