Baltimore City Council votes to support Paris Climate Agreement

The Baltimore Sun

Calling President Donald J. Trump's recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement "ill-advised," the Baltimore City Council unanimously voted Monday to express its intention of upholding the agreement here.

The approved resolution, which does not carry the force of law, says the all-Democratic council is committed "to practices that disrupt short-sighted trends in consumption of natural resources and degradation of human health to create a liveable, economical, equitable, and just energy future."

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, this month joined more than 1,000 elected officials, businesses and colleges in signing an agreement to honor the Paris deal.

A total of 1,219 local leaders from across the U.S. have signed the "We are still in" pledge, declaring their intent to ensure the country remains committed to reducing carbon emissions.

The United States is one of three countries that isn't party to the 2015 Paris agreement.

Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan contributed to this article.

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