Friday, June 2, 2017

These 76 cities just adopted the Paris climate deal in defiance of Trump

Mayors of 76 cities across the U.S. are defying President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

In a post to the blogging platform Medium, the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, also known as Climate Mayors, announced their intent to uphold the United States’ end of the Paris accords within their own jurisdictions, despite Trump’s exiting of the agreement on Thursday evening.

As of this writing, the mayors who have signed onto the letter represent roughly 44 million Americans in 30 states (both red and blue) and Washington DC from all regions of the country ranging from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest. In the letter, the mayors pledge to use their office to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gases through investments in sustainable energy infrastructure and city planning.

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