Kristina Baum– 202.224.6176
Donelle Harder– 202.224.4721

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement today in response to China’s submitted pledge to the United Nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by or before 2030:

“China’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions is unattainable and unrealistic. China brings a new coal-fired power plant online every 10 days to meet their electricity demands, and China's commitment will allow the country to continue increasing its emissions for the next 15 years. As I warned before, this deal will allow China to continue to lure manufacturing and agriculture jobs away from the United States with the promise of affordable energy.   The president should focus on more immediate threats posed by China, such as its aggressive and potentially dangerous actions in the South China Sea and what could be considered acts of war against the United States with cyber-attacks on DOD and other federal agencies.”