US House Passes Paris Agreement Legislation; Climate Action in the States
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to affirm the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. While the President vowed to pull the US out of the agreement in June 2017, no nation can formally withdraw before November 2020. The bill prohibits the use of federal funds to take any action withdrawing the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also requires the administration to develop and publish a plan for the U.S. to meet the agreement’s pollution reduction goals.