RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper has declared that North Carolina will continue to support the global Paris Agreement, despite President Trump pulling the United States out of the accord.
Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “This is yet another example of Governor Cooper besmirching the state of North Carolina for his own political gain. His actions could also potentially place North Carolina at an economic disadvantage compared to other states. This would hurt the people he claims to care the most about, particularly those at the bottom of the economic ladder.”
He continued, “This declaration is mostly symbolic and was made to appease donors from the left. Furthermore, the Paris Agreement was originally signed by President Obama without Senate ratification and therefore was an extraconstitutional action.”
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Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization that fights to remove barriers to freedom so that all North Carolinians can enjoy a better life.