Quite a number of states and municipalities have started to stand up against President Trump, on his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The non-federal governments are noted as willing to work with foreign bodies in efforts to reduce emissions. The Democrats, on the other hand, are seen introducing more aggressive climate action plans that weren’t even likely to be considered, had the president decided on staying with the Pairs agreement.
While, Nick Loris a member of the Heritage Foundation, who had in fact pushed for the president to exit the Paris agreement went on to argue, “States and cities committing to climate plans that regulate affordable, dependable power sources out of existence or subsidize uncompetitive energy technologies is a harmful to families, businesses and taxpayers in those respective areas.”
“States are laboratories of democracy. As expensive and ineffective as the regulations may be, it’s their right to do it,” he said. “Voters and businesses suffering the consequences of these policies will ultimately determine the fate of the politicians championing these policies.”
Bloomberg following his meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, said “Americans don’t need Washington to meet our Paris commitments, and Americans are not going to let Washington stand in the way of fulfilling it,” “I want the world to know that the U.S. will meet its Paris commitments and that through partnerships among cities, states and businesses we will seek to remain part of the Paris agreement process,” Bloomberg stated.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) was noted visiting Chine, days after president Trump announced his decision. It was during this trip; Brown stressed upon California’s independence on climate change.
“President Trump’s announced withdrawal [from the accord] has heightened the focus on this fundamental existential threat called global warming, called habitat destruction, called species extinction,” Brown said in a speech. “We have to wake up our countrymen — in fact, the world,” he added.