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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Raja Condemns President Trump's Decision to Abandon American Commitments by Withdrawing from Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017
Press Release
"Abandoning the commitments we made in the Paris Climate Agreement is a massive self-inflicted wound to our environment, our global influence, and our economy"

SCHAUMBURG, IL – As the White House withdraws the United States from the commitments it made in the Paris Climate Agreement, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

“Abandoning the commitments we made in the Paris Climate Agreement is a massive self-inflicted wound to our environment, our global influence, and our economy. The damage caused by this decision is undeniable and that’s why the first piece of legislation I wrote as a member of Congress called for our country to keep the pledges we made in this agreement, the promises we made to the world, and to ourselves. President Trump is ceding American leadership in the green economy and the vital effort to counter the effects of global climate change. This decision must not stand.


We must continue to resist global climate change through continuing our commitment to clean energy and other green technology. As the former president of a clean energy company, I know how important these advancements are to our economy and to reversing our dangerous environmental course. I refuse to accept the premise that the United States or the world is better off when we refuse to lead or even join the struggle against a global threat."