Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

“Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is simply the latest in President Trump’s long streak of actions that will have a devastating impact on future generations of Americans. The President’s decision today will set our country back while the rest of the world continues to fight climate change through the Paris Climate Agreement, and turn a blind eye to the very real effects of environmental damage – which are already being felt in the City and many other parts of our country. Here in New York City, the Council will continue to push back against regressive ideology and make sure that even as this administration turns a shoulder to concerned citizens across the nation, we will continue to defend and advocate for our communities.”