Scant evidence of expected benefit means Scott Pruitt is right
Washington Times, Monday, April 17, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared on “Fox & Friends” April 13 and said, “Paris is something we really need to look at closely, because it’s something we need to exit, in my opinion.”
Why? “It’s a bad deal for America. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030, we front-loaded all of our costs, at the expense of jobs.”
That’s a good start. It should resonate well with Americans who use electricity at home or work and gas or diesel in their cars — i.e., pretty much all of us.
What would it cost? … [Continue reading.]
Addition at 11:28 a.m. EST:
Take action. Watch the video and sign the petition at https://cei.org/stopparisclimatetreaty.
Courtesy of Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, here are other good reads on the same subject:
Link to blog post by Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis: https://cei.org/blog/white-house-floats-excuses-break-trump’s-promise-cancel-paris-climate-treaty
Link to blog post by Marlo Lewis: https://cei.org/blog/saving%C2%A0coal-most-foolish-reason-support-paris-agreement
Link to op-ed by Cal Beisner: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/17/paris-climate-agreement-should-be-exited-by-us/
Link to op-ed by John Barrasso: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/28/paris-climate-agreement-should-be-nixed/
Link to op-ed by Chris Horner: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/7/paris-climate-pact-should-be-abandoned/
Link to blog post by Bret Schaefer: http://www.heritage.org/environment/commentary/ignore-the-critics-if-trump-withdraws-paris-climate-agreement-he-will
Link to blog post by Nick Loris: http://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/commentary/save-american-jobs-leave-the-paris-agreement-now
Link to op-ed by Joel Kotkin: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2017/04/17/trump039s_choice_populism
Link to scholarly article by Bjorn Lomborg: http://www.lomborg.com/press-release-research-reveals-negligible-impact-of-paris-climate-promises
Featured image courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.