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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will leave President Donald Trump’s advisory councils if the US withdraws from the Paris Agreement.

Trump is planning to pull out of the Paris climate deal, Axios reported early Wednesday.

“Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain,” Musk said on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case,” Musk said when asked how he will proceed if Trump pulls the US out of the climate deal.

Musk sits on two separate councils under Trump: the business advisory council and Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. Musk has come under fire for his proximity to the Trump administration, with some customers claiming to have canceled their Model 3 orders due to his involvement.

The Paris Agreement lays out a framework for countries to phase our fossil fuels and adopt clean energy in order to prevent the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. It’s the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate legacy.

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