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Weber Remains Supportive of Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 9, Climate Action Now Act. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) supported President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Congressman Weber released the following statement:

“The only thing the Paris Climate Accord did was pour money into unworkable projects and disadvantage American workers. The truth of the matter is free markets lead to innovation, while regulations inhibit the ability for progress. Since 2000, the United States’ carbon emission rate decreased by 16 percent. This is great news. On the flip side, China saw their carbon emissions increase by 290 percent, and India saw theirs increase by 235 percent. You do the math. Which country is leading the way?

“This legislation would bind us to the Paris Climate Accord and would be a step backwards. Staying in the Paris Climate Accord could mean losing 2.7 million American jobs and losing over $250 billion in GDP by 2025. Money funneled into the Paris Climate Accord is better spent investing in the private sector, which leads the way in technology and emissions reduction. Withdrawing from the Accord is not about seeking to do harm to the environment. Far from it. Instead, this is about investing in people and innovation. Regulation and false promises serve only to stifle real progress.”