President Trump rejects Obama’s climate agenda, exits Paris Agreement

Washington – President Trump is set to announce his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement today, following through on a key campaign promise. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement is the right course of action. By not succumbing to pressure from special interests and cosmopolitan elites, the president demonstrated he is truly committed to putting America’s economy first.

“Withdrawal from the agreement marks a critical step in unraveling former President Obama’s destructive legacy. Not only did Obama make this agreement without approval from Congress, but in doing so he handed more control of America’s energy to foreign officials. President Trump’s decision is a win for both his administration and the American people.”

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