Cornyn Statement on Administration’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

In: All News   Posted 06/01/2017

EL PASO–U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Accord:

“I applaud the President’s decision today as he continues to turn the page on the previous Administration’s job-killing regulatory agenda. For eight years the Obama White House waged a war on American energy producers, and they characteristically overstepped their authority by unilaterally entering into this agreement.  Working together, Congress and the Trump Administration should instead promote innovation-driven energy policies that fit the diverse needs of consumers, businesses, and a growing economy alike."

This follows a letter Sen. Cornyn joined last week calling on the Administration to withdraw. A copy of the letter can be found here.