• Whitbeck: Withdrawal from Paris Accord Puts America and American Jobs First

    — Terry McAuliffe’s Cap and Trade scheme is job-killing liberal virtue signalling —

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “President Trump’s executive decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is in the best interest of our taxpayers and delivers on his promise to put America first. Today’s action ends the lingering threat to 140,000 energy jobs in the Commonwealth.”

    “In Virginia, Ralph Northam, Terry McAuliffe, and Tom Perriello have made it clear they intend to take the opposite approach, creating rules and regulations that hobble job creation, kill jobs, and make life more expensive for working families.”

    “Virginians want jobs not lectures; especially from politicians who put the interests of left wing billionaires ahead of the concerns of working Virginians. To date not one Democrat has been able to say just how much any of these schemes would help the problem they’re supposed to fix. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan would have reduced sea level rise by 0.2 mm. We have yet to see a number from Terry McAuliffe.”

    “The negative repercussions of the Paris Climate Accord would wreak havoc on our economy to the tune of $3 trillion and cause to our nation to lose upwards of 3.1 million manufacturing jobs. Virginians cannot afford to bear the burden of a bad deal that only hurts hardworking people across our country. President Trump remains committed to job growth, reinvigorating our economy, and maintaining our status as a leader on the world stage.”

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