June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the administration’s decision for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
“President Trump is keeping his word and getting America out of a bad deal,” said Barrasso. “The Paris climate agreement set unworkable targets that put America at a competitive disadvantage with other countries and would have raised energy costs for working families.
“This pact was signed by former President Obama without Congressional approval. Americans deserve clean air and a healthy economy. It's possible to have both by withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.”
On March 29, 2017, Barrasso called for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement entirely in a piece in the Washington Times titled: “Toward a Better Climate Sans Paris.”
On May 25, 2017, Barrasso and 21 other Republican Senators sent a letter to President Trump calling for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.