Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to legally support Paris Climate Accord goals

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In an effort to combat climate change, Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass laws enforcing portions of the Paris Climate Accord. The moment after President trump announced to pull out of the treaty, nearly 250 mayors and a dozen states joined alliances promising to uphold the terms of the landmark agreement.

Along with the other state representatives, Gov. David Ige signed two bills, that will expand strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide and find ways to better capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide to mitigate climate change.

Hawaii is committed to environmental stewardship, and we look forward to working with other states to fight global climate change, Ige said.