Washington state Governor, Jay Inslee joined other governors on September 20 in New York City to declare they are “squarely on track” to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement that the Trump administration says it rejects, ABC News reported.
Inslee and the governors of 13 other states and the US territory of Puerto Rico have joined hands to form the US Climate Alliance, a coalition that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through state and regional initiatives.
“We are the ‘can do’ coalition,” Inslee was quoted as saying at a press conference in New York, conducted in conjunction with Climate Week NYC.
“We are the governors who believe we can defeat climate change, and while Donald Trump has told the world to count us out, our message is simple in New York City this week: You can count us in.”
The US Climate Alliance announced through a press communiqué last week that it expects states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent by 2025.