Chairman Newhouse: “The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State announced that the United States has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. On day one of his Administration, President Biden signed an Executive Order to reenter the Agreement, beginning a 30-day process.

“The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now. President Trump withdrew the U.S. because our nation already leads the world in carbon emission reduction. Instead of keeping on the path of energy independence, President Biden is rejoining the failed Agreement,” said Chairman Newhouse. “The Paris Agreement will exacerbate the devastating effects the pandemic has had on rural communities and our domestic job market, and it will continue to prove ineffective in addressing emissions around the world. This bureaucratic mandate will stifle the American energy industry while bad actors like China continue to pollute. Sadly, President Biden has gone soft on China at the expense of American interests.”

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