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We'll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 28, 2019   [open pdf - 11MB]

This is the February 28, 2019 hearing "We'll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change" held before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Paul Tonko: "In June of 2017, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, although it is important to note that this cannot be done formally until November of 2020. Still, as time goes by, I know that many of his supporters, possibly including some in this room, will come to regret this decision. President Trump may not understand the importance of international climate cooperation, but thousands of others, including States, cities, businesses, and universities have stepped up and said, 'We are still in.' If you add them all up, these non-Federal actors would have the third largest economy in the world. And their commitments are not just lip service. They are taking tangible steps and filling America's leadership void through organizations such as the United States Climate Alliance and the Climate Mayors coalition." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carla Frisch, Samuel Thernstrom, Nathan E. Hultman, and Andrew Light.

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Serial No. 116-11
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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