Rep. Maloney Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Pull U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement

May 31, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement after President Trump announced that he will be pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris Climate Accord:

“The President’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is a huge mistake that will cause significant and lasting damage for the U.S. and the world. Climate change is the single greatest threat to humanity. Sticking our heads in the sand and deliberately ignoring the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change will only hasten and worsen the damage that climate change will cause.

“Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement puts the U.S. in the company of Syria and Nicaragua as the only two nations who did not sign the agreement and will significantly harm our country’s standing with the rest of the world. The U.S. should be leading the effort to combat climate change, not standing in the way.

“Pulling out of this deal ignores our country’s moral responsibility to leave a sustainable planet for our children and future generations to come. I remain committed to doing everything I can to combat climate change and will work with my colleagues in Congress to use every tool at our disposal to prevent this Administration from undermining the worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ”