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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

Congressman Johnson on the President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017
Press Release

DECATUR, G.A.—U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has released the following statement after President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, a global effort to significantly reduce the effects of climate change: 

President Trump's reckless and arrogant abandonment of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, signed by 193 of the world's 195 countries, is a historic blunder that places appeasement to fossil fuel interests over the health of our environment and its people.

This decree ignores science, ignores research, ignores the truth, and ignores the reality that climate change will have grave and irreversible effects on our environment. It also shortsighted, and it jeopardizes our national security.

I will continue to resist all efforts to turn the clock backwards, and I will stand up for the health and safety of all who currently inhabit planet earth, and for future generations who depend on us to leave behind a sustainable environment.