More Lehigh Valley leaders pledge to uphold Paris climate agreement

Image      Hawaiian Governor David Ige has signed two landmark laws on climate change

Image Hawaiian Governor David Ige has signed two landmark laws on climate change

Joining other governors and state and local leaders from the mainland, Governor David Ige signed legislation on Tuesday that will implement the steps outlined in the Paris Agreement in Hawaii.

The Governors of California, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Hawaii also signed the letter. India bristled after being told it would gain billions of dollars if the USA signed the agreement, the United Nations called the decision "disappointing" and European leaders lined up to condemn Trump, including French President Emmanuel Macron, who memorably responded, "there is no plan B. There is no planet B".

In the absence of leadership from Washington, states, cities, colleges and universities, businesses and investors, representing a sizeable percentage of the USA economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the US remains a global leader in reducing emissions.

At least a dozen states including Hawaii have signed pledges to continue reducing fossil-fuel emissions despite Trump's decision.

WA uranium ban spares four projects already under way
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) stated that multiple secondary approvals are still needed over the life of these projects.

Top Texas leaders have had little public comment on the withdrawal from the global accord, although the state's attorney general praised the move.

Hawai'i's elected officials gathered in Honolulu on Tuesday to show their support for the Paris Climate Accord, following President Trump's announced withdrawal from the global agreement.

Francois Delattre told reporters that the impact of Trump's decision goes beyond climate change policy to the US role in the world.

While Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement can't be completed until 2020, he has said his administration will "cease all implementation" of the accord effective immediately.

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Some studies suggest the United States will cut emissions as much as 19 percent by 2025 if it simply moves forward as is, he said.

Georgia's obligations taken through the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change officially comes into play today. Another 13% said they did not know.

He said Pyongyang had a record of compliance with United Nations climate conventions, which makes sense when you consider poorer countries are the most vulnerable to its effects, including the declining availability of food, water and energy, as well as sea level rise and extreme weather. Now the world tilts closer to Beijing while our government sticks its head in the sand, unmoved by the suffering climate change is already causing.

India's SpiceJet to buy up to 50 additional Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes
The move comes as it looks to grow its regional footprint in India and nearby global destinations such as Sri Lanka. Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to United States dollars 1.7 billion.

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