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September 3, 2016

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President Obama Officially Joins U.S. to International Climate Agreement

The Heritage Foundation released the following statement today upon the announcement that President Obama has officially joined the United States to the Paris Agreement on climate change:

“President Obama’s decision today to ‘ratify’ the Paris Agreement on climate change in conjunction with China is a shameful, unilateral power grab. The White House has long sought to call the Paris Agreement anything other than a ‘treaty’ in order to avoid the Senate’s advice and consent role under Article II of the Constitution. But let’s be clear – the Paris Agreement is a treaty by every definition of the word and should be submitted to the Senate for its consideration. This action by the president is an intentional end-run around the American people and their elected representatives, done to advance an ineffective, expensive climate agreement. The U.S. should stay out of the Paris Agreement.”
- Steven Groves, Senior Research Fellow

More of Steve's research is available HERE, including a piece on why the United States should withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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