1. White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt walk into daily briefing
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator:
"The president made a very courageous decision yesterday on behalf of America. He put America's interests first, with respect to environmental agreements and international discussions. I really appreciate his fortitude, I really appreciate his leadership in this matter. The discussion over the last several weeks has been one of a thoughtful deliberation. He heard many voices, voices across a wide spectrum of vantage points, and the president made a very informed, and I think thoughtful and important decision for the country's benefit."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator:
"You know, what we have to remember when it comes to environmental agreements and international agreements, with respect to things like the Paris agreement, is we have nothing to be apologetic about as a country. We have reduced our CO2 footprint to levels of the early 1990s, in fact from 2000 to 2014 we reduced our carbon footprint by up over 18 percent. And that has been largely accomplished through innovation and technology, not government mandate, so when we look at issues like this we are leading with action and not words."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator:
"I also want to say that exiting Paris does not mean disengagement, in fact the president said yesterday that Paris represents a bad deal for this country, it doesn't mean that we are not going to continue this discussion. To export our innovation, to export our technology to the rest of the world, to demonstrate how we do it better here, is I think a very important message to send. He indicated he is going to either re-enter Paris or engage in a discussion around a new deal, with a commitment to putting America first."