By Bill O’Neil
The State of Texas and nine others have officially asked President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
“Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is an important and necessary step toward reversing the job-destroying energy policies and unlawful overreach of the Obama era” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in the letter.
The letter states the Paris Agreement stands as a symbol of the Obama era’s “Washington knows best” approach to governing.
The States go on to say the so-called “Clean Power Plan” was the center of the U.S. involvement in the agreement, and President Trump’s decision to dismantle it shows the need to withdraw.
Other states joining in the letter include Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin.