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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement—when climate change is irrefutable—is a brazen attack by President Trump on our planet, public health, and scientific fact. The President’s justification that this is an economic decision is irresponsible and ill-informed. The renewable energy industry is growing at least 10 times faster than any other industry in our country. If the President’s arguments were true, you would see the California economy tanking and jobs fleeing the state because of our strong environmental standards. Instead, these standards have helped grow our economy to the sixth largest in the world. Despite today’s setback, California and the countries remaining in the agreement will lead the world in combatting pollution and promoting innovative green technologies that are the way of the future. President Trump has chosen to isolate the United States from the rest of the world, and has turned his back on our workers, our children, and the health of our planet, ” said Congressman DeSaulnier.