Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Announcement That the U.S. Will Withdraw From the Paris Climate AgreementJune 01, 2017
SHAHEEN: “The Trump administration has just squandered an historic opportunity to curb global emissions and protect future generations from the dangerous effects of climate change”
(Washington, DC)—Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
“This decision is a devastating blow to America’s global leadership with grave implications for New Hampshire and future generations,” said Shaheen. “Climate change is not only a direct and growing threat to New Hampshire’s environment and economy, but to our national security as well. The Trump administration has just squandered an historic opportunity to curb global emissions and mitigate the dangerous effects of climate change. The Trump administration has also, once again, needlessly undermined our relationships with key allies by sending the message that we can’t be trusted to honor our international agreements. I strongly urge President Trump to reconsider this short sighted decision.”
Next Article Previous Article