Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on the Trump Administration Abandoning the Paris Accord on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and the author of America’s first state alternative energy tax credit, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that America will abandon the 195-nation Paris Climate Accord:

“’Sad, very sad.’ In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord and turned his back on 195 countries that have committed to do their part to reduce climate altering emissions. Unfortunately, the President ignores the many costs of climate change, such as the threat to food production and the dangers coastal communities face with rising sea levels. Most importantly, Trump ignores the economic benefits and jobs that are created in the green economy of today and tomorrow. Sad indeed. However, the world and Trump should know that California, the world's 6th biggest economy, will continue to lead in reducing greenhouse gasses.”