Congressman Randy Weber

Representing the 14th District of Texas
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Weber Statement on Paris Climate Accord

Jun 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. In light of the President’s announcement, Representative Weber (R – Friendswood) issued the following statement:

“The Paris Climate Accord was poorly negotiated from the beginning. It would have cost the U.S. billions of dollars and needlessly stifled economic growth – increasing unemployment and energy prices and impoverishing more people. All of our efforts would reduce temperatures by only three one-hundredths of a degree Celsius.

We do not need an agreement in order to protect the environment. If we focus on sound science and good regulatory design, we have the opportunity to let technology and innovation protect our environment without costly and ineffective government mandates.

I applaud the President for recognizing a bad deal when he sees one and for keeping his word to put America first.”