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Rep. McNerney Statement on Removal from Paris Climate Accord

Jun 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s decision to withdrawal the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

“I’m greatly disappointed, though unfortunately not surprised that President Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. This decision is wrongheaded and a dangerous mistake that will have a devastating impact on future generations.

“The Paris Accord brings together the collective resources of governments around the world in order to reduce emissions, and has motivated the biggest emitters – such as China and India – to take strong steps toward reducing emissions in their countries.

“Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our nation and our planet. We’ve seen a rise in extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and other health-related consequences of harmful emissions. This affects our lives in every way, including public health, economic growth, and our environment. The United States needs to remain a leader in combating and mitigating the effects of climate change. The President’s decision is a step backward.

“President Trump and his advisors are pushing policies that are threatening the safety and wellbeing of every American, and of future generations around the world. This decision is willfully ignorant, dangerous, and without reason or justification, and I will continue to fight back against any measures that threaten the future of our country and our planet.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney