May 10, 2017
Eagle Forum was one of forty-four free-market groups to urge President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as a key part of his “plan to protect U. S. energy producers and manufacturers from regulatory warfare not just for the next four years but also for decades to come.” Addressed to the President, the letter began:
“We, the undersigned, write in enthusiastic support of your campaign commitments to withdraw fully from the Paris Climate Treaty and to stop all taxpayer funding of UN global warming programs. We were heartened by the comments you made at your 100-day rally in Harrisburg and agree that the treaty is not in the interest of the American people and the U.S. should therefore not be a party to it.
“Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty is an integral part of your energy agenda. The Obama administration’s Nationally Determined Contribution (or NDC) to the Paris Climate Treaty commits the United States to take actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and by 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Paris then requires a more ambitious NDC every five years in perpetuity. . . .