Napolitano’s Statement on President Trump Announcing U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 1, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement:

“I am extremely disheartened and embarrassed by President Trump's announcement today. After decades of negotiation, the Paris Climate Agreement reached last year brought 195 nations together with the shared goal of reducing greenhouse gases. American leadership was front and center, rallying the global community to join the effort to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change, a worldwide threat. Today that leadership is absent, as President Trump has put our planet in greater peril to fulfill a campaign promise.

“In Southern California and across our state we are actively combating climate change by lowering carbon emissions, increasing renewable energy production, and creating a drought-proof, sustainable water portfolio, but we cannot act on climate alone. Despite today's reckless action by our President, we will continue to work with other states, business leaders, and all entities in good faith toward these goals, prioritizing public health and the future of our planet over corporate profits.”

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