Blumenauer Statement on Reports that Donald Trump to Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

May 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement after reports that Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

“If Donald Trump thinks that he can put his head in the sand, ignore climate change, and instead subject the world to rising sea levels, stronger storms, and harsh droughts then he is wrong. As the second largest emitter of carbon pollution, the United States has an obligation and a commitment to protect our planet from climate change. Instead, Donald Trump has made it clear he’d rather have our country join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nonparticipants to the Paris Agreement. He cannot repeal economics, he cannot repeal technology, and he cannot repeal science. If Trump won't provide climate leadership, Oregon will.”