Congressman McKinley says climate accord leaves U.S. at a disadvantage

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that would force the administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord, despite President Trump’s plans to exit the pact.

The bill was passed largely along party lines by a vote of 231 to 190. 

Congressman David McKinley (R-West Virginia) voted against the measure. He feels the accord has left the United States at a disadvantage

“Let’s get a level playing field,” McKinley explained. “I’ve got a chart we used on the floor, and it just shows that China, a 290 percent increase in the same time frame. India a 235 percent increase and we in America decreased our greenhouse gases by 16 percent.” 

McKinley added that both China and India were free to emit greenhouse gases unabated until 2030, but the U.S. had to start immediately in accordance with the Paris Climate Accords.

Watch the Congressman’s entire interview in an exclusive web extra

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