SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is joining her colleagues in calling on Gov. Rauner to join the U.S. Climate Alliance that New York, California, and Washington states formed to take proactive steps to combat global warming.
“President Trump has taken the advice of his political advisers and not that of the American people,” said Mussman. “By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the leader of the free world has decided to set aside scientific facts in favor of policies that will delay American innovation in renewable energy. I urge Illinois to join New York and California who have pledged to fill the leadership vacuum caused by the White House.”
Recently, President Donald Trump took unilateral action to remove the United States from the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, which outlined participating nations’ policies to combat climate change and carbon emissions. Mussman believes that an agreement that was negotiated by President Obama should not have been abandoned less than a year after it was enacted. In response to this action, Mussman voted to pass House Resolution 490 urging Gov. Rauner to join the state-lead U.S. Climate Alliance.
“The 21st century economy demands innovation in renewable energy,” said Mussman. “We need to do everything we can to make sure that as many of those jobs as possible come to Illinois. I urge Governor Rauner to stand up for our businesses, which will lose much needed and earned revenue if President Trump gets his way.”