Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina

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Rep. Meadows Statement on Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 1, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meadows Statement on Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords:

“I applaud President Trump for following through on this campaign promise he made to millions of voters across the country. The Paris Accord is a bad deal for the American people—it hampers economic growth, burdens job creators, and stifles innovation to preserve an agreement where the benefits are miniscule at best. We all agree that we must be good stewards of the earth, but it doesn’t require a treaty never ratified by Congress to accomplish that. Time and time again we’ve seen that businesses will adapt to consumer demand to use more environmentally friendly practices–there is no need to cripple entire industries with sweeping regulations.

Today’s decision by President Trump is another step toward accomplishing the long-term goal that the President emphasized so successfully during his campaign: putting the interests of the American worker first.”