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Nikki Haley wobbles on the Paris Agreement, saying it could put industries 'at peril'

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, declined to commit to staying aboard the Paris Agreement when pressed at her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. Haley insisted climate change would always be "on the table," but said the U.S. also must consider whether it would put industries "at peril" by supporting efforts that may impose additional regulations or restrictions. The Paris climate accords, which were reached in December 2015 at U.N. meetings in Paris, seek to limit greenhouse gas emissions to battle climate change.

Haley's position on the Paris Agreement falls in line with her overall stance on climate change, ThinkProgress noted. Though Haley has "not explicitly denied the veracity of climate change science," she has not necessarily acknowledged the effects of climate change head-on either, ThinkProgress said.

Watch Haley discuss the Paris Agreement below. Becca Stanek