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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Statement on Withdrawal of United States from Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement:

“History will judge harshly President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the international Paris Agreement on climate change. This ill-conceived decision weakens America’s global leadership, slows our transition to renewable sources of energy, and makes it more likely the green energy jobs of tomorrow will be created in other countries rather than here at home.

“Climate change is a real and present threat to our future. America can and should be the global leader in developing innovative solutions, but the President’s decision today will leave us in the rear.

“Irrespective of President Trump’s short-sighted policies, I’ll continue to seek solutions and to work with like-minded leaders to protect our planet and ensure a more sustainable future for the next generation.”