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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

June 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord:

“The President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is a mistake for American jobs, American innovation, American leadership in the world, and the future of the planet. American companies are creating jobs every day to meet the world's need for sustainable, affordable energy.  By turning his back on global markets and global commitments, President Trump is hurting American workers, reversing the growth in our economy, and endangering the wellbeing of the ever-larger number of Americans who live in areas that are bearing the costs of erratic weather patterns that are the hallmark of climate change.

“I urge the President and his advisers to consider the enormous advantages to America of continuing to honor the Paris Accord and to join virtually every other country on the planet in siding with science.  

“The well-being of the American people – now and in the future – is at stake.”