Wayne Messam on Energy & Oil



Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord

Messam signed a letter that criticized President Trump for his plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.
Source: Axios.com on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 22, 2019

Climate change is not a hoax; we need bold action

Q: As president, would you keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and commit to more ambitious targets in 2020?

Messam: Yes. Climate change is not a hoax. It affects the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. As president, my administration will make it a priority to lead the world and take bold, direct climate action that will rival the New Deal in scope, rise to the scale of this challenge, and apply the urgency required to get the job done in 10 years. We need bold ideas that will meet the scale of the climate change crisis.

Q: Do you support a federal carbon tax?

Messam: All options will remain on the table to take action on climate change. I will use the bully pulpit and the veto pen to ensure we do not force our children to live under extreme conditions.

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Apr 18, 2019

Ran pro-climate firm, worked on "greenest school" in SE

"After my NFL career was cut short, my wife and I started a construction management company where we are a climate conscious company and we helped build the greenest school in the southeastern United States reaching LEED Platinum."
Source: WBUR FM (Boston) on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 9, 2019

Address climate change to create jobs & keep us competitive

"This administration's own report stated that if we don't take immediate action on climate change, in 10 years we could have irreversible damage to the air we breathe and the water that we drink. Yet this administration is not even following its own report. America needs to be a leader in terms of being good stewards to our environment. It'll put Americans to work. It will improve the quality of life for Americans and make our communities safer and keep us more competitive as a nation."
Source: WBUR FM (Boston) on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 9, 2019

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