Press Release

Senators Move to Keep U.S. Paris Climate Agreement Commitments

Jake Thompson
jthompson@nrdc.org, 202-289-2387

Elizabeth Heyd
eheyd@nrdc.org, 202-289-2424

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2019) – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and colleagues have introduced a Senate companion to a House-approved bill that declares the United States will keep its commitments in the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“The Paris agreement remains the single best international answer to the climate crisis. Sen. Shaheen and allies are declaring, rightly, that we will keep the promise we made at Paris to cut our carbon pollution and accelerate clean energy. Those who oppose this crucial climate action—including Sen. McConnell and his big polluter backers—are condemning our kids, communities and country to runaway climate costs and danger we know we can avoid.”

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