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Leaving Paris climate accord - an economic plus?


Friday, June 9, 2017

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In this Tuesday, July 6, 2017, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, rPresident Xi Jinping, right, meets with California Gov. Jerry Brown at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to talk about climate change and the U.S. pullout of the Paris climate accords. (Li Xueren / AP)

Kelly Cunningham, National University System - YES: The global agreement would somehow bind the economy to massive controls, hampering production, and transferring countless billions of dollars to other developing nations without voting by Congress. This attempt at central planning energy production with regulatory, redistributionist policies would subvert U.S. economic capacity and eliminate self-determination for ourselves while seeking to mandate foreign control over our social and economic fortunes. The energy industry sector is already capable and currently innovating solutions to curb carbon emissions.