Dallas will continue to be a leader on climate action
On Friday, June 2, 2017, Mayor Mike Rawlings released the following statement regarding the United States’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement:
Climate change should not be a partisan issue. I disagree with any decision that undermines our nation’s leadership role in the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change. Dallas is a leader in emissions reduction efforts, and we have had significant success in reducing our carbon footprint. I am asking our staff to continue to develop and maintain programs that improve regional air quality, reduce carbon emissions and otherwise address climate change. This is a common-sense approach that is good for our citizens, our businesses and our planet.
Local action across the US
Over two hundred cities across the US, including Dallas, have committed to adopt, honor, and uphold the measures in the climate agreement at the local level.