PA Officials Who opposed Trump Paris Accord Decision

We have been telling you about specific elected officials who are blocking the Trump agenda at every turn. Here is another example. These officials have openly opposed the Paris Accord withdrawl decision.

Governor Tom Wolf – Democrat
“I urge President Trump not to abdicate the United States’ global leadership and seat at the table on climate change – a pressing issue for Pennsylvania’s economy, especially energy, agriculture and tourism, and our resident’s health. Pennsylvania is an energy leader and addressing emissions presents opportunities for Pennsylvania’s natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency industries to grow and create new jobs.” (source…)

Senator Bob Casey – Democrat
“Additionally, pulling out of this climate change agreement will undermine the clean air that every Pennsylvanian has a right to expect. Vulnerable children will be particularly impacted by the lack of action to protect clean air. Without action on climate change, more children will suffer from diseases like asthma and malnutrition. Climate change is a serious challenge which requires action, not retreat.” (source…)

Rep. Ryan Costello – Republican
“I am disappointed by the Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This decision is a setback to sustainable energy innovation across our country and forfeits an opportunity for the United States to lead on an issue of economic and environmental significance. While the Paris Agreement has its flaws, the solution should not be to pack up, walk away, and surrender our position of influence.” (source…)

Rep. Pat Meehan – Republican
“The Paris Agreement isn’t perfect. But by abandoning it, America is relinquishing that seat at the table. It calls into question our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. And it forfeits our ability to drive countries like China and India to reduce their carbon footprint and compete on a level playing field. Ultimately, this disappointing decision diminishes America’s leadership role on the world stage.” (source…)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick – Republican
“I urge the Administration to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement. Last month, I joined members of both parties in urging the President to remain in the agreement and to keep our seat at the table, and our words are worth repeating: ‘The world’s leading nations must work together… It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the table in global discussions of how to address the threats posed by climate change.’ I share Secretary of Defense Mattis’ view that this challenge must be addressed proactively and head-on, and I agree with both our Secretary of State and Secretary of Energy that retaining our seat at this table is vitally important. A renegotiation is a better option and will benefit our nation in the long run.” (source…)

Rep. Matt Cartwright – Democrat
“President Trump has chosen to go against world opinion as well as American business opinion. With this as well as with many other international issues, America should be leading. I am sorry that isn’t happening right now. My hope is that President Trump will reconsider his ill-advised choice.” (source…)

Rep. Charlie Dent – Republican
No statement issued…