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Libertarian Think Tank Urges Trump To Withdraw From The Paris Climate Agreement

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The Daily Caller speaks with CEI's energy and environment experts on why President Trump should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

The battle over the fate of the Paris agreement has reached new heights as groups make last-minute efforts to petition President Donald Trump on the deal to cut global carbon dioxide emissions.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a libertarian think tank, launched a campaign to hold Trump to his promise to withdraw from the Paris agreement. CEI is circulating a petition and video as part of a social media ad that began Tuesday.
“Failure to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty will make President Trump’s plans to undo Obama’s climate agenda vulnerable to legal challenges,” Myron Ebell, director of energy and environment policy at CEI, said in a statement.

“The President should not listen to Washington’s Swamp, but rather keep his campaign promise to get the United States out of the Paris Climate Treaty and send it to the Senate for a vote,” said Ebell, who headed Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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“Above and beyond the unconstitutional manner of its adoption, the Paris Climate Treaty is inherently toxic to American institutions of self-government,” wrote CEI senior fellows Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis.

“Failure to withdraw also invites climate policy litigation because joining the Paris Agreement tacitly affirms the preferred narrative that climate change is humanity’s greatest peril and ‘inaction’ threatens millions of lives,” Horner and Lewis wrote.

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