US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.

"Local government is the most functional, and cities are where people see that action affecting their daily lives", Whaley said.

City leaders will also consider efforts to curb gun violence and safeguard local government and public school funds that face cuts under President Donald Trump's policies.

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FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks in Washington on race in America and his decision to take down Confederate monuments in his city. And while conference topics include immigration, healthcare, and the economy, environmental groups are hoping to get a commitment from the group to transition their cities to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035. New Orleans Mayor Landrieu was speaking at the conference when he made the statement. he went on to say that while all the Mayors may not agree on the exact policy to be followed, right away, there is no doubt anywhere that nearly all of them agree that climate change is a big threat that is growing bigger. It was proposed by Democratic mayors in the Republican-dominated states of South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Iowa.

"We congratulate the winning mayors for their innovative climate work and their leadership on this important mayors", said Maggie Sans, Vice President, Community Relations for Walmart. "This project came out of our desire to marry these two priorities in a way that is efficient, innovative, and inclusive and share the benefits of solar technology with lower income households", said Newton Mayor Setti Warren.

"We can't ignore climate change because climate change is not ignoring us", said Mayor Biskupski. Mayors had been on the frontline of climate and energy issues for a long time, he said, adding that the president's actions had ignited the excitement of mayors and citizens who want to do more. The full package of adopted resolutions can be found at www.usmayors.org. Another key issue for the mayors is climate change. Almost 1,400 cities in the country meet this criteria and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

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