On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed HR 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to keep the United States in the Obama-era Paris climate agreement. President Donald Trump had announced his intent to withdraw from the agreement in June 2017. Learn more in The Daily Signal.
According to Nick Loris, a Heritage economist and the Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy, “The Paris Agreement itself would do little to alter the climate. The only way to impact climate is for the entire world to quickly change the way it consumes energy or for all to remain undeveloped. Both options are devoid of reality.”
Read Nick’s full explanation of why rejoining the Paris agreement is wrong for America here.
Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution gives the president power to negotiate agreements, with advice and consent of the Senate. What do you think about the House of Representatives trying to intervene in this process?