Breitbart News has learned that the Trump administration is considering an outright ban on all greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide.
The ban is being considered in a White House document, according to an unnamed senior White House official who has seen the document.
This is in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s stated intent to “cancel all trade with nations that do not join the Paris climate accord.”
The official said that this is in direct contradiction to the Trump campaign’s promises to withdraw from the Paris accord.
The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity, also noted that the proposed ban is far more draconian than President Trump has made his intentions clear on the matter.
“The administration has made clear its intention to withdraw the United States from the climate change accord and has also stated its intent to reduce emissions from all sources, not just fossil fuel production,” the official wrote.
“President Trump has stated his intention to remain in the Paris Accord, but his administration is actively exploring the possibility of abandoning it, with a plan to create a carbon tax to fund his climate policies.
The proposed carbon tax would be a direct contradiction of President Trump’s commitment to withdrawing from the agreement.”
The White House has yet to respond to our request for comment.
The source of the document’s information said the document was “not the official White House position” and that the document is still being prepared, but that “it is being actively discussed.”
The source added that this was “an idea in the works by some in the White House.”
The document was sent to the National Economic Council on Tuesday, and the NEC has yet, in any way, to comment on its contents.
This week, the administration announced that it would not be signing a carbon-pricing agreement with other countries, nor would it release any data on the carbon emissions from its own coal-fired power plants.
The administration also said that the Paris Agreement will have to be renegotiated in the future.