Fresh Energy statement on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement

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This week, President Donald Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement signed by 195 countries. Fresh Energy’s science policy director J. Drake Hamilton released the following statement in response.

“Minnesota has been a national leader on energy for decades thanks to strong bipartisan policy. We’ve cut carbon dioxide while growing jobs and the economy.  Fortunately, most energy and climate decisions are not dependent on national policy. Smart states like Minnesota have big leverage over these decisions here in our state. At a time when our most prominent business and local leaders are ready to expand that leadership even further, Fresh Energy will continue to shape policies that spur greater investment in clean energy.”