In response to today’s announcement from over 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities, declaring their intent to continue to pursue ambitious emissions reductions and work together to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president of climate and energy:
"US leadership on climate change doesn’t begin or end in Washington. Focusing on last week's disappointing decision by President Trump misses the bigger story – America is still in this fight.
"American companies, cities, states, colleges and universities are banding together to help meet US targets under the Paris Agreement. And it’s not just Fortune 500 companies leading the way. From hundreds of small businesses on Main Street, to cities from Louisville to Pittsburgh, and schools from Arizona State to Ohio State, these American leaders are using their economic and political influence to shift the United States to clean energy and send a clear message to the world: the United States is committed to climate action and delivering on the Paris Agreement."
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