The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) launched an aggressive advertising campaign this week that includes nearly 70 television spots over the course of three days aimed at urging President Trump to keep his campaign promise to American voters and withdraw from the harmful Paris Climate Agreement.
For more than a year, CEI has argued the Paris Climate Agreement would devastate the U.S. economy and impose higher energy prices on millions of Americans. Instead of following in President Obama’s footsteps, President Trump should declare the Paris agreement a treaty, restore the Senate’s Constitutional role in representing the will of the people, and allow members of Congress an opportunity to vote against the deal.
“Keeping his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty is a prime opportunity for President Trump to listen to the people who elected him, reject the Washington Swamp, and restore the constitutional treaty process,” said Myron Ebell, director of CEI's Center for Energy and Environment. “Staying in Paris threatens the President's energy agenda, which is a key part of his plan to increase economic growth.”
The majority of CEI’s ads will run on Thursday, May 18, before Trump leaves for his first foreign trip that concludes with the G7 Summit in Sicily. CEI also has a concurrent petition that can be found at: StopParisClimateTreaty.org.