Posted: August 9th, 2022
You will participate in this discussion in two ways: (We need discussions for 2 roles)
1st Role: As an aide for one of the 22 Republican Senators who signed the letter to President Donald Trump and
2nd Role: As an individual playing any of these roles as a responder to the original press release:
a) Democratic or Republican Senator in favor of staying in the Paris Accord,
b) business leader (https://hbr.org/2017/05/u-s-business-leaders-want-to-stay-in-the-paris-climate-accord )
c) a private citizen
d) a world leader
1st Role: Choose a Republican Senator who signed the letter to President Donald Trump. Your first role is as an aide to this Senator. You are asked to write a Press Release to the Senator’s constituents on why the Senator signed the letter and supports this position.
22 Senators sent President Donald Trump a letter on May 25, 2017
The Paris Agreement:
Post this press release by Wednesday night to the Discussion Board –
Example Answers For 1st Role:
Example 1:Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) along with twenty-one U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Trump congratulating the President for his efforts to reduce regulatory burdens facing this country and to urge him to make a clean exit from the Paris Agreement.
Texas is the nation’s largest energy producer, providing nearly one-fourth of the country’s domestic energy production. While we lead the nation in many categories including wind-generated electricity, over regulation and the overstep in authority from the previous administration threatens jobs, businesses, economic growth, and has disproportionately hurt Texas families.
“We have been encouraged by the steps you have taken to reduce the regulatory burdens facing this country. From your many Executive Orders to the signing of 14 laws rolling back regulations from the previous Administration, it is clear you share our commitment to reducing the regulatory burden our businesses face in order to create jobs and grow the economy.”
“For eight years the Obama White House waged a war on American energy producers, and they characteristically overstepped their authority by unilaterally entering into this agreement. Working together, Congress and the Trump Administration should instead promote innovation-driven energy policies that fit the diverse needs of consumers, businesses, and a growing economy alike.” -Sen. Cornyn
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. R-Texas, along with 21 other Senators, signed a letter sent to President Trump supporting the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Senator Cruz supports the withdrawal from the agreement in a shared commitment to you, the constituents, to growing the economy, creating jobs, and reducing the regulatory drain businesses are facing. Below are key points supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
Cruz, T. (2017, May 31). Ted Cruz: Trump should withdraw from Paris Climate Pact. CNN. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/opinions/withdraw-paris-accord-opinion-cruz/index.html
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