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Rep. Schrader Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Withdraw from Paris Agreement

For Immediate Release

November 5, 2019

Contact: Larkin Parker, 202-225-5711

Statement on Trump Administration’s Withdraw from Paris Agreement


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, an international agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate global warming: 

“The decision of President Trump to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement is totally reckless and seriously damages our credibility on the world stage. The Paris Agreement stresses the importance of international cooperation in combatting the climate crisis. Instead of withdrawing from the Agreement and abdicating our responsibility to lead the world in curbing the effects of climate change, the United States should be working with countries around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

“With the catastrophic fires raging on the West Coast, we know full well that climate change is a real and serious threat that we must be addressing. That is why I have strongly opposed the threats of the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Paris climate accords. I spoke on the House floor earlier this year to voice my support for the Climate Action Now Act and have supported legislation in both the 115th and 116th Congress to express the commitment of Congress to the Paris Agreement.”