Pittsburgh or Paris? Lets Put Americans First

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Times on May 28, 2024.

Seven years ago this week, then-President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, correctly declaring U.S. commitment to its radical climate policies a “self-inflicted major economic wound” to the United States.

Mr. Trump made an important assertion: that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” This pithy statement cut directly to the heart of how American leaders should make policy decisions, putting Americans first.

With this mindset, Mr. Trump reached the correct conclusion: The Paris Agreement is a bad deal for America. Yet immediately upon taking office, President Biden made rejoining the Paris Agreement a top priority as part of his plan to center his administration on climate goals.

Read the full op-ed in the Washington Times.

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