Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement:

“We’re witnessing devastating fires in California, melting in the Alaskan tundra, and horrific tropical storm surges on America’s coasts. Changing conditions put our agriculture, water supply, and health at greater risk.  Instead of pressing ahead with the landmark Paris Climate Accord to respond to the danger, President Trump is once again making the worst choice possible and withdrawing our country from the treaty.”