Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Announcement of Trump’s Formal Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

November 4, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s formal notification to the United Nations that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the landmark, 195-signatory Paris Climate Agreement:

“The growing climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, jeopardizing the health and well-being of every family in every community around the world.  President Trump’s shockingly-reckless decision to formally pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement is yet another disastrous anti-science, anti-government decision that sells out our planet and our children’s future.  

“While the Trump Administration continues to deny the science, the overwhelming majority of the American people are standing up to demand bold action to fight the climate crisis.  Guided by the energy and activism of millions of young people and the vision and values of our Caucus, our House Democratic Majority has already acted decisively by passing H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to keep America in the Paris Agreement and demand a plan of action from the Trump Administration.  Moving forward, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will continue to work with experts, entrepreneurs, advocates and other House committees to develop innovative solutions to combat the climate crisis.  

“Democrats will continue to stand by our commitments to our partners and allies around the world to address this global crisis and protect the people and places we love.  We have no time to waste.”