LaMalfa Opposes Partisan Attack on American Energy Production
May 2, 2019
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 9, which would prevent President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
LaMalfa said: “The Paris Climate Agreement was poorly negotiated, had major negative impacts on American energy independence, and increases consumer costs for energy use. The agreement was passed without consent from Congress and with no consideration of the effect on the American economy. The U.S. is already by far the global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while China emits more carbon dioxide than the U.S. & EU combined. Yet under this agreement, China and other countries aren’t held to the same standards as we are. If forced to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, American energy production will suffer while achieving no meaningful benefit or reduction in global emissions. Today’s attempt to force America back into this terrible agreement is pointless – the Senate won’t consider it and the President would surely veto it. Rather than spending another week on partisan messaging bills that will never become law, Congress should focus on matters it must address, such as a disaster aid package and infrastructure improvements.”
Rep. LaMalfa underscores the dangerous consequences of H.R. 9 and the Paris Agreement. [YouTube]
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.