June 2, 2017
ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo, reacting to the news that President Donald Trump pulled out of President Barack Obama’s deal for the Paris Accord, has directed One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit green in support of the Paris Accord.
The govenror also signed an executive order to commit New York to upload the standards set forth in the Paris Accord and announced a U.S. Climate Alliance, along with California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Washington State Governor Jay R. Inslee, to convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change.
“The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, but for our planet. This administration is abdicating its leadership and taking a backseat to other countries in the global fight against climate change,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington’s irresponsible actions. We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change, and I am directing One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit green to show our support for the Paris Accord and demonstrate New York’s leadership role in protecting our citizens, our environment, and our planet.”