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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:20 PM

Washington Governor Jay Inslee: Support the Paris Agreement

This week, I and 11 of my fellow governors from across the country sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue US involvement in the Paris climate agreement.

Read the letter below and sign on as a citizen signer today!

Dear Mr. President,

We write as Governors of 12 states that are home to 107 million Americans and comprise approximately 38 percent of the nation's GDP, to urge you to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement. Given the progress our states have made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we are convinced that the United States' goal of 26-28 percent below 2005 levels is readily achievable. Maintaining the U.S. commitment is essential to protect our residents, and indeed, all Americans from the potentially catastrophic impacts of a changing climate.

We see our climate changing today through rising sea levels, increasing flooding, drought, and decreasing snow cover. These changes are causing forest fires and water shortages, adding to air pollution levels, and accelerating the spread of disease-carrying pests and causing illness and death from extreme weather patterns, amongst other impacts. Our states stand to bear the brunt of these climate change impacts and the economic costs running in the tens of billions of dollars or more.



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Sun May 7, 2017, 10:03 PM

1. K&R! And done!

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