Hultgren Statement on Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement today following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord:
“We are called to be good stewards of the environment, properly using our natural resources for the benefit of humanity and the planet. America has long led the world in developing new, cleaner technologies that protect the environment and help create jobs—regardless of government mandates or country agreements. That tradition of leading in energy innovation and reduction in emissions will continue. This agreement should have required Senate ratification. I look forward to the President continuing to negotiate foreign policy that puts America first and brings treaties before Congress.
“In Congress, I will continue encouraging energy solutions that promote good stewardship of the environment, provide Americans with true options and bring jobs back to the United States. Innovation, not regulation, remains the answer for lower emissions. I will continue supporting our national labs like Argonne that are making energy storage a realistic solution for bringing intermittent renewables online in a modern energy system.”