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Goodlatte Statement on U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement

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Washington, June 1, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after the announcement today by President Donald J. Trump that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“Today’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement was the right move. I have had concerns from the beginning that this agreement was never ratified by the Senate, failing to get the scrutiny of the People’s elected representatives and flouting our constitutional treaty approval process. Additionally, the agreement puts significant burdens on the United States while we have already taken substantial steps in reducing CO2 emissions in our country. We all want a healthy environment to pass down to the next generation, and we should continue to work toward this goal on the international front in a way that preserves both the American economy and the environment.”
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