SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that he is planning to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:
As expected, President Donald J. Trump announced this afternoon that the United States will exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the landmark global warming agreement aimed on reducing emissions and supporting a transition to a low carbon global society.
President Donald Trump announced the United States has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, which committed the country to cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. The Heartland Institute has been opposing this global accord since hosting a counter-conference at COP-21 in Paris in December 2015, when it was negotiated.
National Geographic documentary FROM THE ASHES – supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies – has further proof that even conservative cities and states are also defying Trump’s edict. Featured in the documentary is Dale Ross, the Mayor of Georgetown, Texas, who admits “it’s the reddest of cities, in the reddest of states…but we put national politics aside to do our best for the people we’re elected to serve”. The city is on track, this year, to be at 100% renewable energy and will be the largest city in the US to do so. Exclusive clip here
The Industrial Energy Consumers of America’s (IECA) President Paul Cicio issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced a partnership with the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) to make ScrapTheftAlert.com available through the RISS network. The agreement provides access to the alert system to the more than 117,000 law enforcement officers in almost 9,000 agencies that are members of RISS.