Newhouse: Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement Will Hurt Rural America

On Friday, the United States officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. This came after President Biden signed an Executive Order on his first day in office to reenter the Agreement. Late last week, Dan Newhouse, chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus said the Paris Agreement was a bad deal then and it’s a bad deal now.

“The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now. President Trump withdrew the U.S. because our nation already leads the world in carbon emission reduction. Instead of keeping on the path of energy independence, President Biden is rejoining the failed Agreement,” Newhouse said. “The Paris Agreement will exacerbate the devastating effects the pandemic has had on rural communities and our domestic job market, and it will continue to prove ineffective in addressing emissions around the world.

“This bureaucratic mandate will stifle the American energy industry while bad actors like China continue to pollute. Sadly, President Biden has gone soft on China at the expense of American interests.”

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