President Donald Trump announced June 1 that the U.S. would pull out of a historic agreement to curb emissions and fight climate change, to which state and local officials said: Nope.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee announced that they would continue to work to meet the standards that 195 countries agreed to when they signed the Paris climate accord in 2015 in spite of the bluster from the White House.
“Seattle has emerged as a center for resistance to Trump’s agenda, and we will continue to be a leader in environmental justice as well,” Murray said at a press conference.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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