Heinrich Statement On Reports Of Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal


Date: May 31, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, issued the following statement on reports that President Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the historic agreement reached by the United States and nearly 200 other countries to address the challenge of global climate change:

"President Trump's inward looking, isolationist vision for America represents a dangerous abdication of our nation's leadership role. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement would deeply damage our credibility on the international stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico and around the world. The time is now to act on climate change. We can't afford to wait. We have a moral obligation to be responsible stewards of this earth."