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Joint Letter from 42 Groups on Paris Climate Treaty

May 8, 2017

Letter from 42 groups provides reasons why President Trump should keep his commitment to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and describes ways he can do so.

Argues withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty is an integral part President Trump’s energy agenda because the agreement limits America’s energy options by demanding reductions in fossil fuel use and demands the U.S. submit even steeper emission cuts every five years in perpetuity. Letter also describes three options for withdrawing from the agreement: 1. submit the Paris Climate Treaty to the Senate for its advice and consent with a recommendation that the treaty not be ratified; 2. withdraw from the underlying UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); or 3. announce your intention to withdraw the U. S. from the Paris Climate Treaty according to the four-year schedule specified in the treaty and continue the process of repealing the climate change regulations that the previous administration. 

Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and a Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute. @myronebell