The Buffalo News reports:
New York State’s policies to reduce carbon emissions to deal with climate change will remain unaltered even after President Trump removed the United States from the Paris Agreement, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
The New York governor joined with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce the creation of a new United States Climate Alliance and invited other states to join the coalition, affirming to continue the Paris Agreement on climate change’s provisions at the state level.
Joining other states and localities in reacting to Trump’s decision, Cuomo issued a new executive order reaffirming existing state policies directed at climate change problems, some of which already exceeded those contained in the Paris Agreement.
“We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change,’’ Cuomo said in a statement issued soon after Trump’s Rose Garden appearance.