Hagerty Statement on Biden Decision to Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON ­­– United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord:

“President Biden’s decision to rejoin the failed Paris Climate Accord props up our adversaries at the expense of American workers. This agreement will cost thousands of jobs and place our economy on its heels at a time when our focus should be on policies that grow jobs. It does nothing to actually enforce carbon emission reductions, nor does it hold accountable the world’s biggest polluter – China. Since withdrawing from the agreement, the United States has achieved a significant decline in American carbon emissions, and we continue to have some of the cleanest air and water in the world. Our global adversaries benefit when the United States burdens itself with policies that our competitors ignore. Special interests in Washington continue to be obsessed with these counterproductive accords, but they are not the answer.”