January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s expected executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement.
“A return to the Paris climate agreement will raise Americans’ energy costs and won’t solve climate change,” said Barrasso. “Under the agreement, the Biden administration will set unworkable targets for the United States while China and Russia can continue with business as usual. It will result in spiking electricity bills and higher prices at the pump. These are additional burdens during a particularly tough time for Americans and for every small business. It hurts America’s competitiveness and gives a free pass to our adversaries. The Paris climate agreement is based on the backward idea that the United States is a culprit here, when in reality the United States is the leading driver of climate solutions.”
On June 1, 2017, Barrasso praised the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.