Congressman Brady says Trump withdrawal from Paris climate accord is irresponsible

Jun 1, 2017 Issues: Energy and Environment

 

Philadelphia --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) today released the following statement re President Trump’s announcement of America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord:

“The announcement today By President Trump is short-sighted and a giant step backwards as he has now linked arms with Syria and Nicaragua and ignored the more than 190 nations who are part of the Paris accord. He has also ignored the views of the Pentagon who see climate change as a major national security issue.

In defense of his action the president pulls out of our rapidly warming air false statistics that claim the withdrawal will help the American economy and the business sector. Today’s action was incredibly irresponsible, no matter how many times he states he is putting America first.”