Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following President Trump’s Announcement Regarding the Paris Climate Agreement
‘This is great news for the Texas economy and for hardworking Americans all across our country.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement:
"I commend President Trump for putting American jobs first. This is great news for the Texas economy and for hardworking Americans all across our country. This is great news for family budgets, which under the Obama Paris plan would have seen significant increases in costs for utilities and nearly everything powered by fossil fuels, which accounts for 82 percent of all the energy generated in the United States. The Paris agreement would have destroyed $3 trillion in American GDP and killed 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, while even EPA's own models conclude that it will have a negligible impact on global temperatures. And, it gave Russia and China and India a free pass, while hammering American jobs. I look forward continuing to work closely with the administration throughout the withdrawal process, and my number-one priority will continue to be fighting for Texans to advance policies that create jobs, grow the economy, and protect family budgets."
Sen. Cruz penned an op-ed earlier this week urging the President to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, due to the unfair requirements that would put thousands of Americans out of work, increase energy costs and devastate core American industries.