Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Paris Climate Summit Agreement

Dec 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

“I commend President Obama, President Hollande, Secretary Kerry and the entire U.N. delegation on this historic international climate change agreement. The world has come together to put a halt to increasing global emissions and address the real effects of climate change.

“This will inspire future generations to care for our planet collectively and work cohesively with other nations. Cutting carbon pollution means bringing cleaner, more reliable energy. This can mean not only cutting pollution, but also saving families money on their energy bills.”