Congressman Kevin McCarthy releases statement on Trump's Paris climate deal decision

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 16:34:49-04

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement Thursday on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal:

“The American energy renaissance has been good for our country and the world. It created American jobs, freed the United States and our allies from OPEC price controls, and helped to reduce emissions at the same time. The previous Administration refused to recognize that private innovation and American natural gas have achieved more than government mandates and misguided international agreements—and that naiveté led President Obama to sign a climate deal that will impose great costs with little gain. President Trump made the right call in leaving a deal that would have put an unnecessary burden on the United States. “America is once again a world energy leader. We have shown other nations that a growing economy and cleaner energy are not only possible, but best achieved though the power of free enterprise.”