McKinley Applauds Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Press Release

Date: June 5, 2017

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) applauded President Trump's announcement that the United States will withdraw from the flawed Paris Climate Agreement.

"President Trump's decision to withdraw is a bold statement that he will put America first even in the face of intense international pressure," said McKinley. "The Paris Climate Agreement is a flawed deal that puts America's energy needs and economic growth on the back burner, while transferring money and power to unelected international bureaucrats."

"Moving forward, the best way to lead on this issue is to prioritize energy research and promote new technologies that will allow countries around the world to use all their resources -- including fossil fuels -- in the cleanest and most efficient manner," said McKinley.

"I urge President Trump to seize this opportunity and champion technology to provide affordable, efficient and reliable energy," McKinley said. "This alternative approach will not only benefit America, but will help the billions around the globe who remain in energy poverty."


On May 18, 2017, Congressman McKinley introduced a resolution (H. Con. Res. 55) urging the United States to pull out of the Paris Agreement. He introduced a similar resolution in December 2015, shortly after the agreement was announced.

In April 2017, McKinley sent a letter to President Trump arguing that the United States should withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.