The Trump administration has announced its intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, but leading U.S. cities and states are vowing to continue strong climate action, proving that President Trump’s decision is not supported by all Americans. In fact, the vast majority of U.S. citizens and businesses — 70 percent – wanted their country to stay in the agreement.
The United States will now join only two other countries—Syria and Nicaragua—as non-participants in the December 2015 global agreement signed by 195 countries. As my colleague Jake Schmidt puts it, “Trump’s decision is an assault on our children’s future, American companies, and all the countries in the world.”
NRDC President, Rhea Suh, issued a strong statement after the announcement:
“This is a grave and grievous mistake that hurts our country – starting now. Trump’s extremism has isolated us from the global coalition we helped to create – with China, Germany, India, Japan …