BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Anniversary of Withdrawal of U.S. from Paris Agreement

One year ago today President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. 

June 1, 2018

The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:

“The United States is now the only nation in the world that is not committed to the Paris Agreement, and as such we have risked our ability to harness the economic growth and job creation that comes with being a leader in the clean economy. President Trump has surrendered our position at the forefront of the development, production, and installation of the clean energy technologies and infrastructure required to reduce the pollution driving climate change. Demand for such technology will continue to grow as every other nation in the world works to reduce emissions and comply with the agreement.

“A year later we remain disappointed by this misguided decision by the Trump administration and urge him to reconsider. Our nation has a responsibility to fight the climate crisis and, in doing so, the capability to capitalize on the significant job-creating opportunities of a clean economy here at home.”