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By Kody Fairfield

Rand Paul, one of the Republican Senators from Kentucky, is said to be introducing a resolution that with urge the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Paris Climate agreement, recognized by former President Barack Obama in 2016, was an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and whose main goal was to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Critics of the agreement such are President Donald Trump, have called the agreement “one-sided” and that it ignores that implications on the US economy.

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In a statement released on Monday, Sen. Paul explained that experts predict that by the year 2040, the agreement could cost the American economy up to 6.5 million jobs and nearly $3 trillion in Gross Domestic Product, with no guarantee of significantly reducing the global temperature by 2100.

“We are being asked to place more regulatory burdens on American businesses and our economy,” said Sen. Paul. “Despite the high cost, the agreement will do little to solve environmental challenges. I support a path forward that protects both our jobs and our environment instead of sacrificing one for the other.”

Paul’s resolution is supported by fellow Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Roger Wicker (R-MS), James Risch (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) has introduced companion legislation (H. Con. Res. 55) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Paris Agreement Resolution by Sen. Rand Paul by Kody Fairfield on Scribd

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Kody Fairfield
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Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.

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