New York Mayor to Uphold Paris Agreement on Global Climate Effort
Come what may with a Federal withdrawal on the Paris agreement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweets he will ensure the Big Apple meets its targets.
By John Bowden
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Wednesday that his city would uphold the Paris climate agreement even if President Trump moves forward with his campaign promise to withdraw from the accord.
In a series of tweets, de Blasio ripped Trump's reported decision to exit the deal as "horribly destructive" and called climate change "a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City."
"The Paris Accord was the biggest step forward we've taken in many years. It's unconscionable for the president to step away from it," de Blasio added. "But we'll take matters into our own hands."
But we'll take matters into our own hands. I plan to sign an executive order maintaining New York City’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. https://t.co/8oByikDt7C
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 31, 2017