In another confirmation hearing today, United Nations Ambassador nominee, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “the climate change situation should always be on the table, it should always be one of the issues we look at.” When asked whether she supports the U.S. remaining a part of the Paris climate agreement, Haley said “we should acknowledge what we do believe is right but we don’t want to do it at the peril of our industries and our businesses along the way…. we don’t ever want it to interfere with our economy.”
When pressed for a more definitive response on the international agreement, she said “I think that we want to work on the things that we think work and benefit the world and the United States but if we do see burdens that are costing our businesses then I do think that is something I wouldn’t agree with.”
Haley has been an advocate for solar energy in South Carolina.