Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 1, 2017
News Release
“Our country is prioritizing corporate polluters over the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren”

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the below statement following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“We should be following sound science, embracing global cooperation and building a 21st century clean energy economy. This Administration continues to do the opposite, which is preventing our country from moving forward. Building the clean energy economy is the real way we’ll bring high-wage jobs to America.

“The pace and severity of global climate change prompted military experts in both the Bush and Obama Administrations to consider climate change a national security threat. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am alarmed that this Administration is giving in to the few climate change deniers, instead of listening to the experts.

“By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, our country is prioritizing corporate polluters over the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. Our country is slighting our international collaborators and rejecting our position as a global leader.

“For the sake of our national security, our economy, the health of Americans and our country’s sustainable future, I strongly urge the Administration to reverse this harmful decision.”

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Contact: Ally Kehoe, Communications Director
ally.kehoe@mail.house.gov