I recently emailed our Congressmen with my concerns about Trump’s position on the Paris Accord. The reply I received from Sen. Jim Risch was confusing, and then revealing. It appears his office sent a dated, pre-Trump, form response. He wrote:
“I believe any agreement on climate change must be presented by the president to the U.S. Senate for ratification. I have consistently told Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama this is the only way to conclude international agreements on something like climate change. If the president acts differently it would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.”
So, is Sen. Risch saying Trump should have presented his reversal of our world commitment to global climate change to Congress? Or does that only apply to Obama?
Also, is climate change not important enough to Sen. Risch to update his form responses to his constituents?
Mary McLaughlin, West Magic