Isiah Leggett

Laurel City Council signs onto coalition to maintain Paris Climate Agreement

Laurel City Council signs onto coalition to maintain Paris Climate Agreement

The Laurel City Council Monday announced that Mayor Craig Moe signed onto the "We Are Still In" initiative, a national coalition of leaders focused on maintaining the Paris Climate Agreement, which President Trump dropped June 1.

The exit made the U.S. one of three countries not signed onto the accords, a global pact focused on mitigating the effects of global warming. The agreement comprises more 1,000 governors, mayors, businesses and university presidents nationwide.

"I don't think it'll change 1600's ideas," Council President Michael Leszcz said at the council's meeting, referring to the White House's address on Pennsylvania Avenue, "but at least...

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