Pence: Paris Climate Deal ‘Was a Bad Deal for America’
PENCE: "And yet, from 2000 to 2014, because of American innovation and because of new technologies, we saw an 18 percent reduction in CO2 emissions in this country alone. So we've demonstrated real leadership. We've demonstrated real progress. But for some reason or another this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world. Through Kyoto, through President Obama’s cap-and-trade agenda, and then through the — in the last year of his administration to have America saddled in an international agreement in the Paris accord I think put a real burden on our economy and on our people. It was a bad deal for America. As the President said so memorably yesterday, he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris, and I just have to tell you, it is so refreshing to have a president who just stands without apology for the American people, for the American economy and for America’s interests in the world first."