Sarbanes Statement on Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement:

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw our nation from the Paris Climate Agreement – a landmark global accord that would reduce carbon emissions and lessen the harmful impacts of climate change – is a reckless gamble against science. His irresponsible decision will endanger public health, harm our economy and imperil our planet. The president has made it clear that he will continue to put the priorities of special-interest polluters ahead of the American people – a majority of whom believe that we should take immediate action to mitigate climate change. I will continue to stand up and fight back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine environmental protections and I will remain committed – along with my Democratic colleagues and with millions of Americans around the country – to opposing President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda.”