Annapolis, Md. - As President Trump withdraws the United States from the global fight against climate change, states across the country are already assembling to fill the void.
In reaction to Trump's decision, California, New York and Washington state formed the U.S. Climate Alliance to commit to upholding the targets of the Paris climate agreement. Other states, including Virginia, are considering participating in the state pact.
Will Governor Hogan join their effort?
"If Governor Hogan is serious about protecting the environment and fighting climate change, he'd commit Maryland to join the growing pact of states that are taking action against President Trump's reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement," said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Bryan Lesswing. "Anything less is empty rhetoric from Hogan, who already showed his true colors when he vetoed expanding Maryland's renewable energy potential last year."