NLC Statement on the Paris Agreement
New Leaders Council released the following statement upon President Trump's announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:
"In the wake on ongoing revolutions of potential scandals involving Russia and obstruction of justice, the Trump administration has taken its most scandalous action yet.
Make no mistake, pulling out of the Paris climate accords is wrong-shockingly, morally, politically, and geostrategically wrong. In doing so, this administration would undermine Americas promise today, and for generations to come. We owe it to ourselves, our posterity, and our fellow humanity to lead the effort toward a sustainable planet. By pulling out of these accords the administration harms all americans--current and future--and further cedes the mantle of global leadership to our strategic adversaries.
The adminstration has done many things wrong in its first months--but none with such terminal consequences as removing American leadership from the Paris climate accords.
We will continue to fight everyday for new leadership across America. We can afford nothing less."
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