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,

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

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

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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