GOP Governor Just Turned On Trump, Joins Dems In Fight Against Climate Change
Charlie Baker, Republican Governor of Massachusetts, said on Friday that he will be joining a climate change initiative launched by several Democratic governors. The initiative was launched after Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
“As the commonwealth reiterates its commitment to exceed the emission reduction targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, today we join the U.S. Climate Alliance to expand our efforts while partnering with other states to combat climate change,” Baker said in a statement.
Big development: *Republican* Gov. Charlie Baker announces that Massachusetts will join the U.S. Climate Alliance, alongside NY, CA, WA, CT. pic.twitter.com/ySuqO8wAQE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 2, 2017
Just hours after Trump’s announcement, governors of California, Washington, and New York started the U.S. Climate Alliance.
“If the President is going to be AWOL in this profoundly important human endeavor, then California and other states will step up,” said California’s Gov. Jerry Brown, a founding member of the Alliance.
Baker is the most popular governor in America with a 75% approval rating. He believes other states will also join the initiative “to protect the environment, grow the economy and deliver a brighter future to the next generation.”