President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement drew immediate reaction from elected officials, including big-city mayors and governors who vowed to pursue climate policies without the federal government...
Big cities tend to be led by Democrats, who all but universally condemned Mr. Trump’s move, but at least one Republican mayor, Kevin Faulconer of San Diego, also opposed it.
“San Diego remains as committed as ever to implementing our landmark Climate Action Plan and being a national leader in solar, renewable energy use, water purification and green job creation.”
Jay Inslee of Washington, a Democrat, and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, a Republican, touted their accomplishments and pledged to continue reducing emissions. John Kasich of Ohio, also a Republican, expressed disappointment.
Congressional Republicans largely supported the move. Many of them represent more rural districts or states, or other areas that went solidly for Mr. Trump, who had promised to “cancel” the Paris agreement.