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Legislature Voices Continued Support for Principles of Paris Climate Change Accords

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement seeking to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Legislature affirmed its support of United State participation in fighting global climate change, and continued local action. Acting on a member-filed resolution from Legislator Martha Robertson, the Legislature by unanimous vote passed the resolution of support, which reaffirms the County’s commitment to taking action to reduce climate pollution in line with its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, and supports principles of the Paris Accords and participation of the U.S. as a party to that agreement. The measure also states that “Tompkins County will continue to stand with local and state governments and other public and private sector partners throughout the world to advance action in accordance with the goals outlined” in the Paris Accords and agrees to sign the “Open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, and business leaders” (posted online at http://WeAreStillIn.com.)

Legislator Robertson maintained that taking this official stand is important, and Legislator Anna Kelles called it “a practical declaration of what we are doing in this community.” Legislator Mike Sigler said he and thought the pull-out was wrong for a number of reasons and supports the affirmation, but cautioned that local action is needed, not just talk.