Trump won't back down on Paris climate deal
June 1 marks the one year anniversary of the Trump Administration's retreat from the Paris Agreement, a framework backed by every country in the world to reduce climate pollution.
President Trump is not going back on his decision to exit the Paris climate change accord one year after deciding to exit from the deal, the White House said in a statement.
The Trump Administration exited the Paris Climate Agreement exactly one year ago.
This short-sighted decision was opposed by more than 550 state legislators from 45 states with a total population of over 298 million constituents.
Although the President has declared climate change a hoax and isolated America as the only federal government in the world not to embrace the Paris Agreement, states throughout the country continue to lead the way on climate.
President Trump's climate retreat has served as a call to action for state legislators to go even further on climate solutions.
Climate change is real and it is caused by human activity. People around the world, here in our country, in our states, and in our own communities, understand this and are already experiencing the impacts and will continue to see increased impacts in the coming decades.
We cannot afford to delay so states are pressing forward with innovative policies to drive climate action.