UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
June 1, 2017
Statement by Ambassador Nikki Haley on the President’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement
As a Governor, I always worked to balance economic growth and environmental protection. We can, and we must do both. President Trump acted in America’s best interest, moving away from a flawed agreement that placed too heavy a burden on American jobs, and opening the door to a new agreement that reaches the right balance. America will remain a leader in environmental protection. But we will not jeopardize our economy in order to please other counties that don’t come anywhere near our environmental standards.