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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth statement on Paris Climate Accord

Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Sen. Tammy Duckworth AP

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Chicago) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“Climate change is one of the gravest environmental, economic and national security threats of our time, and we’re already experiencing its devastating effects in Illinois and across the country. Our military leaders have long understood that increased famine and drought caused by climate change is contributing to political instability across the globe – but it seems that our President does not. Instead of leading the way towards a more sustainable future, he is prepared to retreat from our global responsibilities and deliver yet another a self-inflicted blow to America’s credibility on the world stage by having our country join Syria and Nicaragua as the only three countries not party to this agreement. While the rest of the world moves forward with trillions of dollars of investments in clean energy jobs and technologies, America is losing its influence and our economy is being left behind.”

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