House Democrats vote to protect Paris climate agreement

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the first climate bill in nearly a decade that would block President Donald Trump from leaving the Paris climate agreement.
The bill, called the Climate Action Now Act, was passed in the House with a 231-190 vote. If approved, it would require Trump to build out a plan to uphold the United States’ pledge, established under President Barack Obama, to the Paris climate agreement. The Paris agreement required the US to cut its emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025 compared to 2005 levels.
Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, responded to the vote in a statement. “Nothing better demonstrates the newfound climate leadership in Congress than today’s vote,” Suh…

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