Shaheen Says Abandoning Climate Deal A 'Devastating Blow'

Jun 2, 2017

Credit N.H. Public Radio

New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation has harshly criticized Republican President Donald Trump for withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate change accord.

They said the decision ignored the impact that climate is having on the Granite state and beyond and also cedes the leadership role on containing greenhouse gas emissions to other countries, including China.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called the decision "a devastating blow to America's global leadership with grave implications for New Hampshire and future generations."

Sen. Maggie Hassan, meanwhile, called Trump's decision "reckless" and said the decision would threaten "America's long-term economic growth, the health of our citizens, and the well-being of the planet that we will pass along to generations to come."