According to Secretary Rick Perry, in a statement released June 1, 2017, “Today, the president announced that the U.S. will no longer be bound by an agreement unilaterally entered into by the Obama administration. This was neither submitted to nor ratified by the U.S. Senate and is not in the best long term economic interest of the U.S. President Trump’s decision will prove to be the right course of action and one I fully support.
“Instead of preaching about clean energy, this administration will act on it,” Perry continued. “Our work and deeds are more important than empty words. I know you can drive economic growth and protect the environment at the same time, because that is exactly what I did as governor of Texas.
“The U.S. will continue to be actively engaged in the development of global energy and the world leader in the development of next generation technology. That is exactly why I am traveling to Japan and China to discuss the benefits of all forms of energy, including nuclear, fossil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and renewables,” he said. “I also plan to discuss technological advances such as carbon capture (CCS) that can leverage the abundant resources we have available in an environmentally responsible way.
“The United States will continue to be a leader in energy technology, development, and delivery,” Perry continued. “We will serve as an example to the rest of the world on how to achieve economic, energy, and environmental goals simultaneously.”
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Publication date: 6/20/2017