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District 2 Representative Don Bacon issues statement on Paris Climate Accord

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 19:11:53-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska's 2nd district representative Republican Don Bacon issued a statement on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Thursday night. 

President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement earlier in the day, making the United States the only world power who is not a part of the agreement. 

Bacon, who is a member of the bi-partisan House Climate Solutions Caucus, said he believes the United States should have kept a seat at the table. He also said that it was "unfortunate" the previous administration signed the deal without Congressional concurrence. 

Regardless, I am confident our nation will continue to pursue more environmentally friendly energy solutions despite our withdrawal from the Paris Agreement," Bacon said. "For example, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) estimates that approximately 40% of its energy generation is carbon-free and reports that at least 30% of their power comes from wind and is increasing every year."

You can read the full statement here