Cities Need State Help to Meet Paris Climate Goal

Read the full story in Stateline.

Despite Trump’s decision to withdraw, U.S. cities could achieve about 36 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to meet America’s share of the goal international leaders set in Paris two years ago, according to research from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a nonprofit network of major cities around the world.

But many cities may be hamstrung by Republican governors and state legislaturesthat are less supportive of policies that would reduce fossil fuel emissions.

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