State Legislators United for Climate Action

Over 550 state legislators respond to the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and commit to action in their states via the following sign-on statement.

 

Statement from State Legislators Supporting Climate Action and Opposing President Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement

 

We are state legislators representing 45 states with a total population of over 298 million United States citizens and we stand united in opposition to the president’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

We are committed to continuing the United States’ leadership in working toward a clean energy economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Now more than ever, in the wake of this short-sighted decision by the Federal Administration, it is important that state and local governments come together to strengthen our resolve to meet our regional goals to reduce carbon pollution and our national goals to achieve the reductions agreed to in Paris in 2015.

We stand with the 292 United States mayors representing more than 60 million Americans, the governors of 12 states with a total population of over 102 million, and 194 countries committed to upholding the ambitious goals adopted in the Paris Agreement. At the same time, we explicitly refuse to stand with President Donald Trump, in his repudiation of the agreement.

Climate change is not a conspiracy, a hoax, or a partisan cause. Climate change will not affect just a few low-lying countries and the polar regions. Climate change is real and caused by human activity. People around the world and here in our own country, in our own states, in our own communities have already experienced the impacts and will see significantly increased impacts in the coming decades.

As state legislators, we declare our commitment to work with our legislative colleagues, our governors, and our constituents to ensure that we continue this country’s leadership role to build a 21st century clean energy economy and that we meet or exceed all of the deliverables in the Paris Agreement.  To this end, we will reach out across local, state, and federal borders to work together for our future. These ties will strengthen our economy as we build upon American ingenuity, entrepreneurship, productivity, and scientific and technological know-how to reduce carbon pollution while producing the next generation of clean transportation, clean power, and energy efficient devices and strategies.

With or without the president’s leadership, our country must continue to lead the fight for climate action. Working together across multiple states, we will ensure our great nation does not go backward and meets or exceeds the Paris Agreement. 


Senator Kevin Ranker, Washington State

Senator Kevin de León, California

Senator Michael Barrett, Massachusetts

 

 

Signed,

RepresentativeAndrewJosephsonAlaskaCo-Chair, House Resources Committee
SenatorBertaGardnerAlaskaSenate Minority Leader
RepresentativeHarrietDrummondAlaskaChair, House Education Committee
RepresentativeAthenaSalmanArizona
SenatorJamescitaPeshlakaiArizona
SenatorKatieHobbsArizonaSenate Minority Leader
RepresentativeKenClarkArizona
RepresentativeKirstenEngelArizonaRanking Member, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RepresentativeMarkCardenasArizona
SenatorMartínQuezadaArizonaDemocratic Whip
RepresentativeRosannaGabaldonArizona
RepresentativeSally AnnGonzalesArizona
SenatorSteveFarleyArizona
RepresentativeRandallFrieseArizonaAssist Minority Leader for House
RepresentativeDavidWhitakerArkansasMinority Leader
RepresentativeWarwickSabinArkansas
SenatorJoyceElliottArkansas
SenatorBenAllenCalifornia
SenatorBillDoddCalifornia
SenatorBillMonningCaliforniaSenate Majority Leader
SenatorBobWieckowskiCaliforniaChair, Senate Environmental Quality Committee
SenatorHannah-BethJacksonCaliforniaChair, Senate Judiciary Committee
SenatorHenrySternCalifornia
SenatorMikeMcGuireCaliforniaCaucus Vice-chair
SenatorRobertHertzbergCaliforniaChair, Natural Resources and Water
SenatorScottWienerCalifornia
SenatorToniAtkinsCalifornia
SenatorConnieLeyvaCaliforniaDemocratic Caucus Chair
SenatorJimBeallCalifornia
SenatorRicardoLaraCaliforniaChair, Senate Appropriations Committee
SenatorAngelaWilliamsColorado
RepresentativeChrisHansenColorado
RepresentativeChrisKennedyColorado
RepresentativeDianeMitsch BushColoradoChair, House Transportation and Energy Committee, Vice-Chair, House Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee
SenatorDominickMorenoColorado
RepresentativeEdieHootonColorado
RepresentativeFaithWinterColorado
SenatorIreneAguilarColorado
RepresentativeJanetBucknerColorado
RepresentativeJeniArndtColoradoChair, Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resource Committee and Assistant Caucus Chair
SenatorJohnKefalasColorado
RepresentativeJonathanSingerColorado
RepresentativeKCBeckerColoradoMajority Leader
RepresentativeLeslieHerodColorado
SenatorMattJonesColoradoDeputy Minority Leader for Conservation, Clean Energy and Climate Change
RepresentativeMattGrayColorado
RepresentativeMikeWeissmanColorado
RepresentativeMikeFooteColorado
SenatorSteveFenbergColorado
RepresentativeJessieDanielsonColoradoSpeaker Pro Tem
SenatorMichaelMerrifieldColoradoMinority Whip
RepresentativeCristinMcCarthy VaheyConnecticut
RepresentativeDianaUrbanConnecticut
RepresentativeJamesAlbisConnecticut
RepresentativeJosephGreskoConnecticutVice Chair, Environment Committee
RepresentativeKevinRyanConnecticutDeputy Speaker
RepresentativeLonnieReedConnecticutChair, Energy & Technology Committee
RepresentativeMaryMushinskyConnecticutAssistant Deputy Speaker
RepresentativeRolandLemarConnecticutHouse Chair of Planning & Development
RepresentativeSteveStafstromConnecticutAssistant Majority Leader
RepresentativeSusanJohnsonConnecticutAssistant Majority Leader
RepresentativeDebraHeffernanDelawareChair of Nat. Resources
RepresentativeJohnKowalkoDelaware
RepresentativeKristinJacobsFloridaDemocratic Ranking Member for Natural Resources and Public Lands
RepresentativeJosephGellerFlorida
RepresentativeDebraBazemoreGeorgia
SenatorElenaParentGeorgia
RepresentativeKarlaDrennerGeorgia
SenatorNanOrrockGeorgia
SenatorVincentFortGeorgiaDemocratic Whip
RepresentativeDebbieBucknerGeorgia
RepresentativeAngusMcKelveyHawaiiChair, Higher Education
RepresentativeChrisLeeHawaiiChair, Energy and Environmental Protection Committee
RepresentativeCynthiaThielenHawaiiAssistant Minority Floor Leader
RepresentativeDeeMorikawaHawaii
RepresentativeDellaBelattiHawaii
SenatorDonovanDela CruzHawaiiWays & Means Committee Chair
RepresentativeKanielaIngHawaiiMajority Policy Leader
RepresentativeKennethItoHawaiiChair, Veterans, Military & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts
SenatorLauraThielenHawaii
SenatorLesIharaHawaii
RepresentativeNicoleLowenHawaii
RepresentativeRichardCreaganHawaiiChair of Agriculture
RepresenativeRoyTakumiHawaii
Speaker of the HouseScottSaikiHawaii
SenatorStanleyChangHawaii
RepresentativeTakashiOhnoHawaii
SenatorWillEsperoHawaiiSenate Majority Floor Leader
SenatorMikeGabbardHawaiiiChair, Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
SenatorCherieBuckner-WebbIdahoAssistant Senate Minority Leader
RepresentativeElaineSmithIdahoMinority Caucus Chair
RepresentativeIlanaRubelIdahoAssistant Minority Leader
SenatorMaryanneJordanIdahoSenate Minority Caucus Chair
RepresentativeMatErpeldingIdahoHouse Minority Leader
RepresentativeMelissaWintrowIdaho
SenatorMichelleStennettIdahoSenate Minority Leader
RepresentativePauletteJordanIdahoNACNCSL Chair of Energy, Environment, Transportation
RepresentativePhylisKingIdaho
RepresentativeSallyTooneIdaho
RepresentativeSueChewIdaho
RepresentativeHyKlocIdaho
RepresentativeJohnMcCrostieIdaho
RepresentativeAnnWilliamsIllinois
RepresentativeBarbara FlynnCurrieIllinoisHouse Majority Leader
SenatorDanielBissIllinois
RepresentativeElaineNekritzIllinois
RepresentativeLauraFineIllinois
SenatorLindaHolmesIllinois
SenatorMelindaBushIllinois
RepresentativeRobynGabelIllinois
RepresentativeSaraFeigenholtzIllinois
RepresentativeKellyCassidyIllinois
RepresentativeLindaChapa LaViaIllinois
RepresentativeB PatrickBauerIndiana
RepresentativeCareyHamiltonIndiana
RepresentativeEdDeLaneyIndiana
RepresentativeMattPierceIndiana
RepresentatibeSueErringtonIndianaRanking Minority Member, Environmental Affairs Committee
RepresentativeArtStaedIowaRanking Member, of Local Government
SenatorBillDotzlerIowaAssistant Minority Leader
SenatorBobDvorskyIowa
SenatorDavidJohnsonIowaSenate Natural Resources and Environment Committee
SenatorJoeBolkcomIowaAssistant Leader
RepresentativeLizBennettIowa
RepresentativeMartiAndersonIowa
RepresentativeMaryMascherIowa
SenatorRobHoggIowaSenate Democratic Leader
RepresentativeAnnieKuetherKansasRanking member on the Energy and Utilities Committee
RepresentativeMary LouMarzianKentucky
RepresentativeJoniJenkinsKentucky
RepresentativeAnne-MarieMastraccioMaine
RepresentativeBarbaraCardoneMaine
SenatorBenChipmanMaine
RepresentativeBenjaminCollingsMaine
RepresentativeBettyAustinMaine
RepresentativeBettyannSheatsMaine
RepresentativeBrianHubbellMaine
SenatorBrownieCarsonMaine
SenatorCathyBreenMaine
RepresentativeChristinaRileyMaine
RepresentativeDeaneRykersonMaine
RepresentativeDeniseTeplerMaineCommittee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs
RepresentativeDeniseHarlowMaine
RepresenativeDonnaDooreMaine
SenatorEloiseVitelliMaine
RepresentativeErik C.JorgensenMaine
SenatorGeoffGratwickMaine
RepresentativeHeatherSanbornMaine
RepresentativeJames RHandyMaine
RepresentativeJaniceCooperMaine
RepresenativeJayMcCreightMaine
RepresentativeJenniferParkerMaine
RepresentativeJessicaFayMaine
RepresentativeLydiaBlumeMaine
RepresentativeMargaretO'NeilMaine
RepresentativeMartinGrohmanMaine
RepresentativeMattheaDaughtryMaine
RepresentativeMaureenTerryMaine
RepresentativeMickDevinMaine
RepresentativeMikeSylvesterMaine
RepresentativeRichard R.FarnsworthMaine
RepresentativeRyanFecteauMaineHouse Chair of Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee
RepresentativeRyanTippingMaine
SpeakerSaraGideonMaineSpeaker of the House
RepresentativeSethBerryMaine
SenatorShennaBellowsMaine
RepresentativeStanley PaigeZeiglerMaine
RepresentativeTeresa S.PierceMaine
RepresentativeJohnSpearMaine
RepresentativeMarkBryantMaine
DelegateAlCarrMaryland
DelegateAnaSol GutierrezMarylandMaryland Latino Legislative Caucus
DelegateAndrewPlattMaryland
DelegateAnneKaiserMarylandChair of Ways & Means Committee
DelegateAnneHealeyMarylandChair, House Rules & Executive Nomination
DelegateArianaKellyMarylandDeputy Majority Whip
DelegateArunaMillerMarylandChair, Oversight Committee on Personnel
DelegateBarbaraFrushMaryland
DelegateBenKramerMarylandChair, Subcommittee On Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
DelegateBenjaminBrooksMarylandDeputy Whip
DelegateBrookeLiermanMaryland
DelegateC. WilliamFrickMarylandMajority Leader of the House
DelegateCarolKrimmMaryland
DelegateCharlesSydnor IIIMaryland
DelegateDanMorhaimMaryland
DelegateDanaSteinMaryland
DelegateDavidMoonMaryland
DelegateDianaFennellMaryland
SenatorDouglas J. J.PetersMarylandMajority Leader
DelegateEricLuedtkeMarylandChair, Education Subcommittee
DelegateEricEbersoleMaryland
DelegateEricBromwellMarylandVice-Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee
DelegateFrankTurnerMarylandVice Chair, Ways & Means Committee
DelegateJazzLewisMaryland
DelegateJeffWaldstreicherMaryland
DelegateJheanelleWilkinsMaryland
DelegateJimGilchristMarylandDeputy Majority Whip
DelegateJimmyTarlauMaryland
DelegateJoselinePeña-MelnykMarylandChair, Subcommittee Public Health and Disparities
DelegateKarenLewis YoungMaryland
DelegateKarenYoungMaryland
DelegateKirillReznikMarylandParliamentarian; Chair, Subcomm on Health & Human Resources on Appropriations
DelegateKrisValderramaMarylandDeputy Whip
DelegateKumarBarveMarylandChairman, Environment & Transportation Committee
DelegateLukeClippingerMaryland
DelegateMaggieMcIntoshMaryland
DelegateMarcKormanMaryland
DelegateMaricéMoralesMaryland
DelegateMaryWashingtonMaryland
DelegateMary AnnLisantiMaryland
DelegatePamelaQueenMaryland
DelegatePamelaBeidleMaryland
DelegatePatYoungMarylandDeputy Majority Whip
SenatorPaulPinskyMarylandVice-Chairman, Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee
DelegateShaneRobinsonMarylandChair, Montgomery County House Delegation
DelegateShellyHettlemanMaryland
DelegateStephenLaffertyMaryland
SenatorSusanLeeMarylandDeputy Majority Whip
SenatorWilliamSmithMaryland
SenatorJoanne C.BensonMaryland
DelegateRobbynLewisMaryland
SenatorCraigZuckerMaryland
DelegateTerriHillMaryland
SenatorRichardMadaleno, Jr.MarylandVice Chair, Budget & Taxation Committee
RepresentativeByronRushingMassachusetts
MsCYngveMassachusetts
SenatorCynthiaCreemMassachusettsAssistant Majority Leader
RepresentativeDeniseProvostMassachusetts
RepresentativeJayKaufmanMassachusettsChair, Committee on Revenue
RepresentativeJenniferBensonMassachusettsChair, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
SenatorJulianCyrMassachusetts
SenatorHarrietteChandlerMassachusettsMajority Leader
RepresentativeSolomonGoldstein-RoseMassachusetts
RepresentativeChrisWalshMassachusettsVice Chair of the Education Committee
RepresentativeFrankSmizikMassachusettsChair, House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change
RepresentativeJonathanHechtMassachusetts
RepresentativeKayKhanMassachusettsHouse Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
RepresentativeNatalieHigginsMassachusetts
SenatorJamesEldridgeMassachusetts
SenatorMarcPachecoMassachusettsPresident Pro Tempore
RepresentativeAbdullahHammoudMichigan
SenatorHoon-YungHopgoodMichigan
RepresentativeJewellJonesMichiganDemocratic Deputy Caucus Chair
RepresentativeJonHoadleyMichigan
RepresentativeKristyPaganMichigan
SenatorRebekahWarrenMichigan
RepresentativeRobertWittenbergMichigan
RepresentativeStephanieChangMichigan
SenatorSteveBiedaMichiganAssistant Democratic Leader
SenatorVincentGregoryMichiganAssistant Minority Caucus Chair
RepresentativeAliceHausmanMinnesota
SenatorChrisEatonMinnesota
SenatorChuckWigerMinnesota
RepresentativeClarkJohnsonMinnesota
SenatorD. ScottDibbleMinnesotaRanking Member, Transportation Committee
RepresentativeDavePintoMinnesotaAssistant Minority Leader
RepresentativeDavidBlyMinnesota
RepresentativeDianeLoefflerMinnesota
RepresentativeFrankHornsteinMinnesota
RepresentativeFueLeeMinnesota
RepresentativeJenniferSchultzMinnesota
SenatorJerryNewtonMinnesota
SenatorJohnMartyMinnesotaFormer Chair of Senate Environment & Energy Committee
SenatorJohnHoffmanMinnesota
SenatorKariDziedzicMinnesota
RepresentativeLauriePryorMinnesota
RepresentativeMaryKunesh-PodeinMinnesota
RepresentativeMelissaHortmanMinnesotaMinority Leader
SenatorMelissa H.WiklundMinnesota
RepresentativeMikeFreibergMinnesota
RepresentativePeterFischerMinnesota
RepresentativeRickHansenMinnesotaDFL Lead - House Environment & Natural Resources Policy & Finance Committee
RepresentativeSandraMasinMinnesota
SenatorSandyPappasMinnesota
RepresentativeTinaLieblingMinnesota
RepresentativeErinMurphyMinnesota
RepresentativeConnieBernardyMinnesota
SenatorDerrickSimmonsMississippi
RepresentativeJerameyAndersonMississippiHouse Democratic Caucus Secretary
RepresentativeBrandonEllingtonMissouri
RepresentativeMichaelButlerMissouriDemocrat Caucus Chair
RepresentativeTracyMcCreeryMissouri
RepresentativeSusanMeredithMissouri
RepresentativeAndreaOlsenMontana
RepresentativeDeniseHaymanMontanaVice Chair, Energy,Telecommunications and Federal Relations
SenatorDianeSandsMontana
SenatorDickBarrettMontana
RepresentativeJanetEllisMontana
RepresentativeJennyEckMontanaHouse Minority Leader
SenatorMargieMacDonaldMontana
RepresentativeMarilynRyanMontana
SenatorMaryMcNallyMontana
RepresentativeMary AnnDunwellMontana
SenatorSueMalekMontanaCo-chair Canada Relations Committee, CSG West
RepresentativeTomWoodsMontanaCaucus Chairman
SenatorTomFaceyMontana
RepresentativeVirginiaCourtMontana
RepresentativeZachBrownMontana
AssemblymemberAmberJoinerNevada
AssemblymanChrisBrooksNevadaChair of Assembly Energy Subcommittee
AssemblymanSteveYeagerNevadaChairman, Assembly Judiciary Committee
SenatorYvannaCancelaNevada
SenatorDavidWattersNew HampshireAssistant Minority Leader
RepresentativeDickAmesNew Hampshire
RepresentativeEdButlerNew HampshireRanking Member, House Commerce Committee
RepresentativeEllenReadNew Hampshire
RepresentativeHowardMoffettNew Hampshire
RepresentativeIsaacEpsteinNew Hampshire
RepresentativeJanSchmidtNew Hampshire
RepresentativeJohnMannNew Hampshire
RepresentativeLeeOxenhamNew Hampshire
RepresentativeMarjoriePorterNew HampshireAssistant Democratic Floor Leader
RepresentativeMarkKingNew Hampshire
SenatorMarthaFuller ClarkNew HampshireMinority Assistant Leader
RepresentativePatriciaKleeNew Hampshire
RepresentativePeterBixbyNew HampshireDeputy Ranking Member, Environment and Agriculture Committee
RepresentativeRennyCushingNew Hampshire
Former SenatorRickRussmanNew Hampshire
RepresentativeRobertBackusNew HampshireRanking Member of Science, Technology and Energy Committee
RepresentativeSherryFrostNew Hampshire
RepresentativeSusanTreleavenNew Hampshire
RepresentativeSuzanneSmithNew HampshireRanking Member of Resources Committee
RepresentativeTamaraLeNew HampshireHouse Education Committee
RepresentativeTimSmithNew Hampshire
RepresentativeTimothyJosephsonNew Hampshire
SenatorBobSmithNew JerseyChairman of Environment & Energy Committe
AssemblymemberTimEustaceNew JerseyDeputy Conference Leader, Chair assembly Environment Comm
RepresentativeBillMcCamleyNew MexicoChairman, House Labor and Economic Development Committee
SenatorBillTallmanNew Mexico
RepresentativeChristineTrujilloNew Mexico
SenatorCiscoMcSorleyNew Mexico
RepresentativeGailChaseyNew Mexico
SenatorGeraldOrtiz y PinoNew MexicoChairman, Senate Public Affairs Committee
RepresentativeLizThomsonNew MexicoVice Chair House Health and Human Services
SenatorMimiStewartNew MexicoChair of Legislative Education Study Committee
AssemblymanAlStirpeNew YorkChair - Export Trade
AssemblymemberBrianKavanaghNew York
AssemblymemberDanQuartNew York
AssemblymanDavidBuchwaldNew York
AssemblymemberDidiBarrettNew YorkChair of the Task Force on People with Disabilities
AssemblywomanDonnaLupardoNew York
AssemblymemberEllen C.JaffeeNew YorkChair, Children and Families Committee
AssemblymemberJeffreyDinowitzNew YorkChairman, Committee on Corporations Authorities and Commissions
AssemblymemberJo AnneSimonNew York
AssemblymemberLindaRosenthalNew York
SenatorLizKruegerNew York
AssemblymemberMatthewTitoneNew YorkChair, Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
AssemblywomanNilyRozicNew York
AssemblymemberPatriciaFahyNew YorkMember of the Environmental Conservation Committee
AssemblymemberRebeccaSeawrightNew York
SenatorJosePeraltaNew York
AssemblymemberFredThieleNew YorkChair, Small Business Committee
AssemblymanJamesSkoufisNew York
AssemblymemberShelleyMayerNew YorkChair of Assembly Task Force on Women's Issues
AssemblymanSteveEnglebrightNew YorkChair, NYS Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation
SenatorTonyAvellaNew York
RepresentativeBeckyCarneyNorth CarolinaMember of the North Carolina Legislature
RepresentativeCecilBrockmanNorth Carolina
RepresentativeDeborahButlerNorth Carolina
RepresentativeDuaneHallNorth Carolina
RepresentativeGeorgeGraham, Jr. North Carolina
RepresentativeGraigMeyerNorth Carolina
RepresentativeGrierMartinNorth CarolinaHouse Democratic Conference Chair
SenatorJayChaudhuriNorth Carolina
RepresentativeJeanFarmer-ButterfieldNorth Carolina
RepresentativeJohnAutryNorth Carolina
RepresentativeJohnAgerNorth Carolina
RepresentativeKellyAlexanderNorth CarolinaVice Chair, Legslative Black Caucus
RepresentativeMarciaMoreyNorth Carolina
RepresentativeMaryBelkNorth Carolina
SenatorMikeWoodardNorth Carolina
RepresentativePriceyHarrisonNorth CarolinaVice Chair, House Environment
RepresentativeRodneyMooreNorth CarolinaHouse Minority Whip
RepresentativeSusanFisherNorth Carolina
RepresentativeTerryGarrisonNorth Carolina
RepresentativeVerlaInskoNorth CarolinaHouse Democratic Whip
RepresentativeWilliamRichardsonNorth Carolina
RepresentativeYvonneHolleyNorth Carolina
RepresentativeJoshuaBoscheeNorth DakotaMinority Caucus Chair
SenatorTimMathernNorth DakotaAppropriations Committee
SenatorCecilThomasOhioAssistant Minority Whip
RepresentativeDanRamosOhio
RepresentativeKentSmithOhio
RepresentativeKentSmithOhio
SenatorMichaelSkindellOhio
RepresentativeMicheleLepore-HaganOhioRanking Member, Economic Development and Commerce and Labor Committee
RepresentativeNickieAntonioOhio
RepresentativeStephanieHowseOhio
RepresentativeTeresaFedorOhioChair, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus
RepresentativeAlissaKeny-GuyerOregonAssistant Majority Leader
SenatorElizabethSteiner HaywardOregon
RepresentativeJeffReardonOregon
RepresentativeKenHelmOregon
SenatorLewFrederickOregon
SenatorMichaelDembrowOregonChair, Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RepresentativePamMarshOregon
RepresentativePhilBarnhartOregonChair, House Committee on Revenue
SenatorSaraGelserOregonDeputy Majority Leader
RepresentativeDonnaBullockPennsylvaniaVice Chair of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
RepresentativeGeraldMulleryPennsylvania
SenatorJohnBlakePennsylvaniaSenate Democratic Caucus Administrator
RepresentativeLeanneKrueger-BranekyPennsylvania
RepresentativeMary JoDaleyPennsylvania
RepresentativeMattBradfordPennsylvania
RepresentativeMaureenMaddenPennsylvania
RepresentativeMichaelSchlossbergPennsylvaniaNortheast Delegation Chairman
RepresentativePerryWarrenPennsylvania
RepresentativeRobertFreemanPennsylvaniaDemocratic Chairman of the House Local Government Committee
RepresentativeStephenMcCarterPennsylvania
RepresentativeTimBriggsPennsylvania
RepresentativeAaronRegunbergRhode Island
SenatorAdamSatchellRhode Island
RepresentativeArthurHandyRhode Island
SenatorJeanineCalkinRhode IslandSecretary of the Senate Environment & Agriculture Committee
RepresentativeJoeJeffersonSouth Carolina
RepresentativeRobertBrownSouth Carolina2nd Vice Chair of Education and Public Works Committee
TitleFirst NameLast NameStateLeadership position (if applicable)
RepresentativeG.A.Hardaway, Sr.Tennessee
RepresentativeRafaelAnchiaTexas
RepresentativeAngelaRomeroUtahHouse Democrat Assistant Whip
RepresentativeElizabethWeightUtahElected Member, House of Representatives
SenatorJaniIwamotoUtahMinority Caucus Manager
RepresentativeJoelBriscoeUtahMinority Whip
RepresentativeKarenKwanUtah
RepresentativeLynnHemingwayUtah
RepresentativeMarkWheatleyUtah
RepresentativePatriceArentUtahClean Air Caucus Co-Chair
RepresentativeRebeccaChavez-HouckUtah
DelegateKayeKoryVA
RepresentativeAdamGreshinVermont
RepresentativeAliceEmmonsVermontChair, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
RepresentativeAmySheldonVermont
RepresentativeAnnPughVermontChair, House Human Services
RepresentativeAnneDonahueVermont
RepresentativeAnnmarieChristensenVermont
RepresentativeBarbaraRachelsonVermont
RepresentativeBenJosephVermont
RepresentativeBetsyDunnVermont
RepresentativeBillBotzowVermontChair, House Commerce and Economic Development Committee
RepresentativeBillLippertVermontChair, House Health Care Committee
RepresentativeBrianCinaVermont
RepresentativeCarolynPartridgeVermontHouse Agriculture and Forestry Committee Chair
RepresentativeChipTroianoVermont
SenatorChristopherBrayVermontChair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy
SenatorChristopherPearsonVermont
RepresentativeClemBissonnetteVermont
RepresentativeCurtMcCormackVermontVice-Chair, Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology, Co-chair: NSCL Committee on Natural Resources and Infrastructure
RepresentativeCynthiaWeedVermontCo-chair of Workers Caucus
RepresentativeDanielConnorVermont
RepresentativeDavidYacovoneVermont
RepresentativeDavidDeenVermontChair, Natural Resource, Fish and Wildlife
RepresentativeDianeLanpherVermont
RepresentativeGabrielleLuckeVermont
RepresentativeGeorgeTillVermont
RepresentativeHelenHeadVermontChair of House General, Housing & Military Affairs
RepresentativeJanetAncelVermontChair, Ways and Means Committee
RepresentativeJeanOSullivanVermontRanking Member, House Commerce & Economic Development
RepresentativeJessicaBrumstedVermont
RepresentativeJillKrowinskiVermontHouse Majority Leader
RepresentativeJimMaslandVermont
RepresentativeJimMcCulloughVermont
RepresentativeJohannahDonovanVermont
RepresentativeJohnGannonVermont
RepresentativeJohnBartholomewVermont
RepresentativeKateWebbVermontRanking Member, House Education Committee
RepresentativeKathleenKeenanVermont
RepresentativeKimberlyJessupVermont
RepresentativeLauraSibiliaVermont
RepresentativeLinda JoySullivanVermontCommerce and Economical Development Committee
RepresentativeLoriHoughtonVermont
RepresentativeMaidaTownsendVermont
RepresentativeMarciaGardnerVermont
RepresentativeMartinLaLondeVermont
RepresentativeMarySullivanVermontCo-Chair, Legislative Climate Caucus
RepresentativeMattHillVermont
RepresentativeMaureenDakinVermont
RepresentativeMaxineGradVermontChair, House Judiciary Committee
RepresentativeMichaelYantachkaVermont
RepresentativeMikeMrowickiVermont
Speaker of the HouseMitziJohnsonVermontSpeaker of the House
RepresentativeMollieBurkeVermont
RepresentativeOliverOlsenVermont
RepresentativePeterConlonVermont
RepresentativeRachaelFieldsVermont
RepresentativeRobinScheuVermont
RepresentativeRobinChesnut-TangermanVermontCaucus Leader
RepresentativeSamYoungVermontVice Chair, Ways & Means Committee
RepresentativeSusanBuckholzVermont
RepresentativeTheresaWoodVermont
RepresentativeTimBriglinVermont
RepresentativeTomStevensVermont
RepresentativeTrevorSquirrellVermont
RepresentativeTristanTolenoVermontAssistant House Majority Leader
RepresentativeValerieStuartVermont
SenatorVirginiaLyonsVermontChair, VT Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty
RepresentativeWarrenKitzmillerVermont
RepresentativeAliceMillerVermont
RepresentativeCatherineTollVermontChair, House Appropriations
RepresentativeMaryHooperVermont
RepresentativeSarahCopeland HanzasVermont
SenatorAdamEbbinVirginia
DelegateAlfonsoLopezVirginiaMinority Whip
SenatorBarbaraFavolaVirginiaSecretary of Senate Democratic Caucus
SenatorDaveMarsdenVirginia
SenatorJanetHowellVirginia
SenatorJenniferWextonVirginiaMinority Whip
DelegateKennethPlumVirginia
DelegateMarkKeamVirginia
DelegateMarkLevineVirginia
DelegateRipSullivanVirginia
DelegateSamRasoulVirginia
SenatorAndyBilligWashingtonDeputy Minority Leader
SenatorAnnetteClevelandWashington
RepresentativeBethDoglioWashingtonVice Chair, Capital Budget
SenatorBobHasegawaWashington
SenatorChristineRolfesWashington
RepresentativeCindyRyuWashingtonChair, Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs; Chair, Members Of Color Caucus
RepresentativeDerekStanfordWashington
RepresentativeEileenCodyWashingtonChair, Health and Wellness Committee
RepresentativeGaelTarletonWashingtonHouse Majority Floor Leader
RepresentativeGerryPolletWashington
SenatorGuyPalumboWashington
RepresentativeJakeFeyWashington
SenatorJamiePedersenWashington
RepresentativeJavierValdezWashington
RepresentativeJoanMcBrideWashingtonAssistant Majority Whip
RepresentativeJoeFitzgibbonWashington
SenatorJohnMcCoyWashington
RepresentativeJohnLovickWashingtonDeputy Speaker Pro-Tem
RepresentativeJudyClibbornWashington
RepresentativeJuneRobinsonWashington
SenatorKarenKeiserWashington
RepresentativeKristineLyttonWashington
RepresentativeLarrySpringerWashingtonDeputy Majority Leader
RepresentativeLillianOrtiz-SelfWashington
SenatorLisaWellmanWashingtonDemocratic Caucus Vice-chair
SenatorMaralynChaseWashingtonRanking, Trade and Economic Development
RepresentativeMarcusRiccelliWashington
SenatorMarkoLiiasWashingtonDemocratic Floor Leader
RepresentativeMiaGregersonWashington
RepresentativeMikeSellsWashington
RepresentativeNicoleMacriWashingtonVice Chair, Healthcare & Wellness and Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committees
SenatorPattyKudererWashington
SenatorRebeccaSaldanaWashington
RepresentativeRogerGoodmanWashington
SenatorSamHuntWashington
RepresentativeSherryAppletonWashington
RepresentativeSteveTharingerWashington
RepresentativeStromPetersonWashington
RepresentativeTanaSennVirginia
RepresentativeZackHudginsWashingtonChair of House State Government, Elections, and Information Technology Committee
RepresentativeMonicaStonierWashington
RepresentativeShelleyKlobaWashington
RepresentativeVandanaSlatterWashington
RepresentativeChrisTaylorWisconsin
RepresentativeDaveConsidineWisconsin
SenatorFredRisserWisconsin
RepresentativeGaryHeblWisconsin
SenatorJanetBewleyWisconsin
RepresentativeJillBillingsWisconsin
RepresentativeJimmyAndersonWisconsin
RepresentativeKatrinaShanklandWisconsin
RepresentativeMarkSpreitzerWisconsinDemocratic Caucus Chair
SenatorMarkMillerWisconsin
RepesentativeMelissaSargentWisconsin
RepresentativeNickMilroyWisconsin
RepresentativeTereseBerceauWisconsinRanking Member, Committee on Colleges and Universities
RepresentativeCoryMasonWisconsinChairman of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus
RepresentativeAndySchwartzWyoming
RepresentativeCharlesPelkeyWyomingMinority Whip
RepresentativeDebbieBoveeWyoming
RepresentativeJamesByrdWyoming

State Bills and Resolutions Responding to the Paris Withdrawl

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona State Representative Randy Friese led a state sign-on letter calling on Governor Ducey to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. More 30 state representatives and senators signed onto the letter, which is available here

Hawaii

Hawaii

The Aloha State became the first to pass laws adhering to the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Governor Ige signed two bills that will expand strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and find better ways to mitigate climate change. SB 559 will expand strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement, and HB 1578 establishes a Carbon Farming Task Force to identify practices that promote carbon sequestration and mitigate climate change. A press release on the bills is available here

Montana

Montana

State legislators and local officials wrote a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock requesting he implement a detailed emissions reduction plan and continue with the goals laid out by the Paris Agreement. The letter is available here

New Jersey

New Jersey

The New Jersey Assembly passed a resolution, AR263, condemning U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. A copy of the resolution will now be sent to the White House, the state’s congressional delegation, the Governor, and the state EPA. More information is available here

New York

New York

Assistant Speaker of the Assembly Felix Ortiz released a statement denouncing withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and announced he will introduce a resolution “calling on Congress, Governor Cuomo, and Attorney General Schneiderman to push back” on the decision. A press release is available here

Landmark Climate Legislation

Oregon coal to clean transition plan to transition away from coal-fired resources. Learn More

Vermont bill to adopt federal energy efficiency standards that exist as of Jan. 2017 if Congress passes a weaker version. Learn More

Hawaii bill setting renewable energy goal at 100% by 2045. Learn More

Carbon pricing legislation in six Northeast states. Learn More

Colorado community solar gardens act to help more customers participate. Learn More

These only represent a subset of landmark climate legislation. More will be added soon, and you can contact NCEL staff for other ideas. 

States Form Bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance

Governors from at least seven states have joined together to form the U.S. Climate Alliance and commit to reducing emissions despite the federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The alliance was initially formed by California Governor Jerry Brown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and both Republican and Democrat governors have joined in the past week. 

“If our national government isn’t willing to lead in this area, the states are prepared to step up and lead,” Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, told USA Today

The goal is to reduce emissions 26-28% by 2025 compared to 2005 levels, in order to meet or exceed the targets of the federal Clean Power Plan. Currently governors of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington have joined. 

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This website is intended to be a resource for leaders working on climate change and related issues. If you know of additional resources or information to be included, please contact the NCEL staff.

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