Conservatives Urge Trump To Ignore the ‘Swamp’ on the Paris Climate Agreement
The Daily Caller covers a paper by Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis concerning the Paris Climate Agreement.
Republican politicians and conservative activists are making a last-ditch effort to convince President Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise and withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which aims to fight global warming.
The anti-Paris crowd wants Trump to ignore the so-called “swamp” of D.C., claiming that staying in the United Nations agreement could undermine the president’s plan to roll back Obama-era energy and environment regulations.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has been one of the most vocal opponents of the deal, launching an ad campaign and petition to hold Trump to his campaign promise.
CEI senior fellows Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis published a paper early May calling on Trump to submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for approval as required by the U.S. Constitution.
The Obama administration argued that the Paris Agreement did not need Senate approval because it was an extension of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was ratified in the 1990s.
Horner and Lewis argued Paris meets the criteria laid out by the State Department for what constitutes a treaty needing Senate approval. Not getting Senate approval, they said, would set a dangerous precedent.
“The Agreement endangers America’s capacity for self-government,” their paper reads. “It empowers one administration to make legislative commitments for decades to come, without congressional authorization, and regardless of the outcome of future elections.”
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.