St. Louis region has a partisan divide on Trump’s climate accord withdrawal
Updates at 3:30 pm. with comments from Reps. Ann Wagner and Blaine Luetkemeyer.
WASHINGTON • Reaction to President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement was along partisan lines among St. Louis-area members of Congress.
“In terms of process, exiting the Paris Agreement shows the world that the United States is bound not by the unilateral pen strokes of one administration, but by our Constitution and by the laws and treaties approved by Congress,” said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “In terms of policy, exiting the …