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Friday, June 02, 2017

Contact: Mike Journee
208-384-4402 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

Mayor Bieter Signs Letter Opposing U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Agreement

Boise Mayor David Bieter today joined other mayors across the nation opposing the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

In signing the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda’s open letter urging President Trump to reverse his decision, Mayor Bieter committed the City of Boise to the international agreement’s goals. In 2006, Mayor Bieter was the first mayor in Idaho to sign onto the Mayor’s Agreement on Climate Change. Mayor Bieter said he wants to assure Boiseans that the City of Boise will continue to lead on the effort to protect our planet from climate risks.

“The City of Boise has long been a leader in reducing cities’ impact on climate change,” Mayor Bieter said. “We will continue to increase our investments in our renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. We will continue to buy and encourage others to invest in electric cars and trucks for their business fleets and personal use. And we will continue to increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.”

For a summary of the City of Boise’s sustainability efforts go to: https://issuu.com/cityofboise/docs/city_of_boise_2015_livability_repor?e=24489557/35078595

 

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