Election Winners Promise Climate Action in Nationwide Pushback on Trump

"Voters in New Jersey, Virginia and Washington state backed candidates who support clean energy and could expand regional carbon markets."

"Americans in many states and cities across the country elected leaders on Tuesday who have pledged to address climate change despite—and even rebuking—the recalcitrant Trump administration.

Newly elected governors, mayors and state legislators from the East Coast to the West won on platforms including carbon pricing and clean energy incentives that will bolster ongoing efforts at city, state and regional levels to combat climate change.

These efforts have received newfound urgency in the wake of both President Donald Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and the extraordinary damage from hurricanes and wildfires this fall."

Phil McKenna reports for InsideClimate News November 8, 2017.


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Source: InsideClimate News, 11/09/2017