U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
“I applaud President Trump for making the decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The choice by the former Administration to join the agreement without input from Congress was disingenuous and irresponsible. The Constitution requires the Senate to advise and consent to any treaty made by the president.
“The Paris agreement demanded too much from our country while letting others, such as China and India, off the hook for years. It was a bad deal for America. I look forward to working with the Trump Administration to continue positive policy reforms that support American energy and our economy.”
Earlier this month, Enzi signed a letter led by Senators James Inhofe, R-Okla., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., to President Trump calling for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The senators noted that remaining in the Paris agreement would be a serious hindrance to undoing the Obama Administration’s overreaching Clean Power Plan regulation.