Naperville, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord:
“Earlier today, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the multinational environmental agreement aimed at addressing climate change. The agreement is currently signed by almost 200 nations around the globe.
This decision is further proof that President only believes alternative facts. The world looks to the United States in times of crisis, and President Trump’s leadership not only undermines this country’s ability to be a responsible leader, but endangers the future of our planet.
As the last Ph.D. Scientist in Congress, I can attest to the fact that the science is clear – climate change is real, and largely man made. I will do everything I can as a member of the United States House of Representatives to hold both the President and his Republican Congressional allies accountable for this reckless gamble to our planet’s future.”