Conservatives for Environmental Reform Statement on the Fairbanks Declaration

Seattle, WA — Conservatives for Environmental Reform has released the following statement:

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed the multilateral climate agreement known as the Fairbanks Declaration. Joining our partners in the Arctic nations, the United States has committed to accepting and combating climate change in the region. CFER is proud to support this effort.

The Trump Administration has been deliberating about whether to remain a part of the Paris Climate Accord.  Similarly, there have not been many positive signs about their commitment to being engaged in the global environmental conversation.

For this issue to be adequately addressed, the United States must lead on the global stage. With the Administration's announcement on the Paris Accord hopefully coming in the next month, we are optimistic they will choose to remain at the forefront and lead in finding innovative solutions.

We are very pleased with the their decision and we hope that this is a precursor for future sound environmental policy in the Trump Administration.