Politico Pro Florida: Two S. Fla. lawmakers urge Trump administration not to abandon Paris climate change agreement.
By Sergio Bustos
Two South Florida lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to keep U.S. commitments to the Paris climate change agreement as President Donald Trump's most senior advisers are expected to huddle Tuesday to resolve long-simmering tensions over the global environmental issue.
U.S. Reps Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla, and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., co-chairs and co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, issued the following statement Monday:
“It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the table in global discussions of how to address the threats posed by climate change. The world’s leading nations must work together to not only reduce the impact carbon emissions have on climate change, but also mitigate and prepare for the effects, which communities like ours are dealing with every day.
“Remaining in the Paris Agreement will strengthen American leadership on environmental stewardship and help transform today’s low-carbon investments into trillions of dollars of clean energy prosperity. On the other hand, withdrawing would mean squandering a unique opportunity to promote American research, ingenuity, and innovation.
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