Monday, June 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Friese urges Ducey to join U.S. Climate Alliance to honor Paris Climate Agreement

June 19, 2017
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Randy Friese, D-Tucson (District 9), delivered a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey, signed by 33 legislators, urging him to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and pledge Arizona's support for the Paris Climate Agreement. Friese's letter asked the governor to join a growing bipartisan group of mayors, governors, colleges, universities and business leaders from around the country who support climate action.

The goal of U.S. Climate Alliance members is to uphold the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement within their borders by reducing carbon dioxide emissions 26–28% from 2005 levels by 2025 and meeting or exceeding the targets of the federal Clean Power Plan, all of which President Trump has promised to undo. The alliance will also serve as a forum for sharing information and best practices and would allow Arizona to take advantage of the collective knowledge that other states have to offer.

"As governor of the State of Arizona, Gov. Ducey has the power to send a strong signal that we will not be left behind. I strongly encourage him to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and commit Arizona as a global partner in the fight against climate change," said Friese.


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