Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement
By: Annie Yager, Xiro Xone News June 1, 2017 Updated: 6:09 PM
Today President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Paris agreement to combat climate change, said, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
Shortly after Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto responded to this statement on Twitter, saying Hillary Clinton received 80 percent of the vote in Pittsburgh.
“Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh,” Peduto, a Democrat, tweeted following Trump’s announcement. “Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement.”
“As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future,” Peduto wrote in a second tweet
Soon after Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania Bob Casey took to Twitter in disagreement with the President’s decision.
Casey said in the tweet “really wanted to help the people of Pittsburgh, he would protect their clean air & opportunity for jobs.”
In another part of his speech, Trump referenced Pittsburgh for the second time.
“It is time to exit the Paris accord and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens and our country,” he said. “It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with many, many other locations within our great country, before Paris, France.”
Of the 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 195 signed the Paris Agreement.