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CITY OF CARSON ONE OF THE FIRST SOUTH BAY CITIES TO PRONOUNCE COMMITMENT TO THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

In a unanimous vote in its Council meeting on June 6, the Carson City Council confirmed the City’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord through a resolution.

Several days ago, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement that deals with greenhouse gas emissions.

“President Trump’s imprudent decision does not reflect the City of Carson’s values,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles. Carson officials, in an unprecedented process, through public hearings and review process that started in 2014 in an effort to not overstate any commercial benefits, has lead the efforts in Southern California to lower air emissions and demanded that industries in the energy, logistics, transportation, and oil ‘green’ their operations in the city.

In recent years, the city has implemented several moratoriums and recently filed a notice of intent to file a lawsuit against AQMD for a woefully inadequate EIR report after repeated requests for greater measures to protect the health and safety of its residents.

“Since I was elected to the City of Carson in 2013, I have led the efforts against fracking in the City. I, along with my colleagues on the City Council will continue to be good stewards of the environment and natural resources. We cannot ignore the cataclysmic costs of inaction. So, as much as it is within our power, in the strongest terms possible, a resolution in opposition to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and its goals is only the beginning, but definitely not the end to any efforts that the City of Carson will take to stand against pollution and green-house emission in our city,” added Mayor Robles.

The City of Carson is the first known City in the South Bay area and the first known City in the United States whose Council unanimously approved to join the U.S. Conference of Mayors “Climate Mayors”, signifying that the City of Carson will continue to support climate action. The City of Carson, in its unanimous decision on the resolution of June 6th, opposes any efforts by the Trump Administration to roll back vehicle emission standards in California, which account for more than one-third of all carbon dioxide emissions.


A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Carson, California affirming its Commitment to the Paris Climate Accord

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