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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green Responds to the Withdrawal of the United States in Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement after President Trump announced that his administration will withdraw the United States from the 2015 landmark Paris Climate Accord:

“The fight against climate change is an international priority supported by 195 countries,” said Green. “Until today, the United States has been leading the international community to reduce carbon emissions and protecting our planet for future generations. Thanks to innovation, investment, and smart policies, our nation’s carbon emissions have already declined by 11 percent since 2005. President Trump’s announcement to withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, regretfully, will hand international leadership on climate change to China and other nations who do not share our priorities."

“While some Members of Congress continue to deny the progression of human-induced climate change, the majority of Congress does not. Regardless of President Trump’s decision, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure we address climate change and work toward the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.”