Manchin Statement on President's Decision to Leave the Paris Climate Agreement

Press Release

Date: June 1, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Environment

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the President's decision to leave the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

"While I believe that the United States and the world should continue to pursue a cleaner energy future, I do not believe that the Paris Agreement ensures a balance between our environment and the economy. To find that balance, we should seek agreements that prioritize the protection of the American consumer as well as energy-producing states like West Virginia, while also incentivizing the development of advanced fossil energy technologies."