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Statement from the Ohio Environmental Council on the Trump Administration’s plans to exit the Paris Climate Agreement

Ohio Environmental Council, May 31, 2017

The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council:

“This short-sighted decision to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement makes Americans less safe, our businesses less competitive, and places an immense burden on future generations. As the world rushes to take action on this critical issue, the US joins only Nicaragua and Syria as countries to cling to the past by rejecting this agreement.

The world is moving–we should be leaders in the transition, not falling behind. Nothing about this decision helps to make America great.”