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Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after President Trump decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“President Trump’s reckless decision to abandon his responsibility to address the very real dangers of climate change threatens America’s long-term economic growth, the health of our citizens, and the well-being of the planet that we will pass along to generations to come.

“The President’s decision is out of step with environmental and business leaders across the nation who have spoken out about the value of the Paris Agreement, and it will jeopardize our clean energy industry, which is creating high-quality jobs and boosting economic growth in New Hampshire and across the nation. His decision also undermines America’s global leadership and is at odds with the Department of Defense, which has clearly stated that climate change is a threat multiplier around the world.

“Despite President Trump’s lack of leadership, Granite Staters and people across the country take the dangers of climate change extremely seriously, and we will continue working to do everything in our power to combat this threat.”