WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 5, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s official notification that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
“This decision is a dramatic step back in a global effort to address the climate crisis. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement will deeply damage our credibility on the international stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico, and around the world," said Heinrich. "The United States must be a country of action, not denial. We cannot continue to be a world leader if we choose to lead with ignorance. It will be our planet, our children, and future generations who will pay the ultimate price if we continue this backtracking.”