Statement of Congressman Richard E. Neal on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement today following President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:
“More than 190 countries support the Paris climate agreement, but with President Trump’s decision today to withdraw from the accord, the United States now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only other countries not participating in the global alliance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The administration that consistently denies the existence of climate change has now abandoned an international effort to preserve and protect our environment. Even Pope Francis could not persuade President Trump to remain a part of this landmark agreement to fight climate change. Today’s announcement damages America’s standing and reputation around the world and puts us on the wrong side of history on one of the most important global challenges of our time. Lowering global carbon emissions in an effort to protect our planet for future generations should not be a partisan issue. But instead of embracing a green energy future, President Trump has chosen to isolate America from the rest of the world on a universally supported agreement to combat climate change ,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.