Atlanta, Possibly College Park, Will Defy Trump on Paris Accord

Kasim Reed is one of the 92 (and growing) mayors and governors who will continue to honor the Paris Climate Accord, even if the United States won’t. 

Using the conservative saw that local leaders know what’s better for their people than officials in D.C., this proves Trump’s decision was bad for Americans.

According to my count, 33 states and D.C. have officials that will honor the Paris Accord. Ipso facto, the majority of America knows Trump is wrong.

Mayor Reed published a statement on Thursday calling Trump’s decision “disappointing and isolates our country.”

Reed also signed the letter from the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda that denounced Trump’s decision. College Park is listed on the group’s website as a “Partner City”.

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Great, if that is what the local community wants. Nothing to stop the mayor to go even further than the non-binding agreement [except recall, or defeat in next election, or by suit of citizens harmed]. Has the mayor decided how much new tax and how he will raise the tax to pay India’s part of the agreement that the citizens of Atlanta would owe if the Trump administration had stayed in the agreement? IF the mayor is serious – and not just playing to a future run for office – there are lots of details the city will have to… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

One way to help raise the incredible cost to convert the city vehicles to alternative fuels is to start taxing/fining the airlines.

https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/Aviation%202030%20briefing.pdf

Then they have Southern Company to go after to pay for the conversion to LED.

Taxpayers could be concerned if the City was really going to fully live up to the Accord. Thank goodness It’s all bluster.

PM
PM

GREAT!!! Interesting link. Hopefully the mayor will lead the way by heavily taxing air travel as proposed to help developing countries to decarbonize; “4. Climate finance Implementing the Paris Agreement will depend heavily on climate finance to help decarbonise developing countries and fund their adaptation to climate change impacts. At least $100bn annually by 2020 has been promised but developed countries are struggling to even reach this interim target. Aviation is dominated by business travel and the world’s richest 5%, while its climate impacts are visited on all 100% of us – rich and poor. It is reasonable that the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“No problem going after Barron…”
Seriously?????
No words…
http://ntknetwork.com/kathy-griffin-has-no-problem-going-after-barron-trump/
THIS will be the endlessly loop clip!
What a couple of ***ts! Thank you for guaranteeing his reelection!

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

You arent even close to being on topic

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thanks, Scott!!!! You the monitor now? I posted an apology.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sorry for the incorrect posting location…
The lawyer is even worse than Griffin! Her legal career is, to quote Clayborn Darden, “Ovvvvaaaaa, it’s Ovaaaaa!” There is no defense of “going after ” an 11 year old child, attorney or no attorney!
Please, please, please, Mr. Prez, tweet a link to this!!!!!!!

PM
PM

Clayborn???? You just earned a life time ban to Claibourne’s charity dove shoot.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You gotta admit it sounds just like him!! He was in Bill shipp’s show all the time.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

It’s pretty funny to see all the people freaking out because the guy who was going to pick up the tab has left the restaurant! I think it’s great for local governments to pursue greening up their activities, especially large cities like the ATL which produce large concentrations of greenhouse gases. It makes a lot more sense than forcing people in sparely populated areas of the US to pay taxes to support the creation of a multi-billion dollar new international bureaucracy in Paris or elsewhere. The US actually was never part of the so-called “Accord” — it was never voted… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

There is so much wrong with this comment, Sally. The US actually was never part of the so-called “Accord” — it was never voted on by the Senate as required by law. The US is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Further, Paris was entered into as an executive agreement, which carries the weight of law and does not require Senate ratification. Other examples include KORUS, the South Korea-US trade agreement we finalized in 2006 under the Bush Administration. So, in short, you’re wrong the US was part of the Paris Agreement. (Source: an actual lawyer) He… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

ACP, you say po-tay-to, I say pah-tah-to. We’re never going to agree, and your comments show that you are so blinded by hatred for our president that nothing he does will ever please you. I personally don’t have time for your condescending approach, so have a nice weekend.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

If it’s potato/potato, then I’m the one holding up a potato and you’re holding up a tire iron. Not one thing you said above was remotely close to being true. I don’t think that’s your fault, you’ve clearly been fed a whole boatload of lies regarding this Agreement from the Trump Administration and the Republican Party. This is the only major political party in the industrialized world that does not believe in man-made climate change. Even Le Pen and the far right National Front in France agree that man-made climate change is real and that the world needs to take… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

It might be helpful to consider that rebutting non-logical positions with logical arguments is not likely to be productive.

George Lakoff:
“First, don’t think of an elephant. Remember not to repeat false conservative claims and then rebut them with the facts. Instead, go positive. Give a positive truthful framing to undermine claims to the contrary. Use the facts to support positively-framed truth. Use repetition.”
“Second, start with values, not policies and facts and numbers.”

https://georgelakoff.com/2016/07/23/understanding-trump-2/

Noway2016
Noway2016

To the rest of The Squalling Like a Stuck Pig Freeloadung World: the momma cat just shifted “her” position throwing the sucking kittens off of the money dispensing teats. Wipe the white foam off your collective mouths and realize that THIS particular free meal is over. Ummmm…you may be excused!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It took only about a month more than his first 100 days, but Trump can add undermining NATO and Trump stepping America down as world leader to his list of accomplishments.

The GOP is for local control and state rights, except when it isn’t, so prepare for the GOP to try to impose national standards as states and cities begin to develop and implement their own standards, fragmenting the economy and increasing administration costs.

Benevolus
Benevolus
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The two intro words are a double entendre.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Don’t you guys have a sore loser protest going on today somewhere?

Benevolus
Benevolus

We prefer to think of it as protecting the republic.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Funny, that’s what Trump be doing with every decision he makes!!! Welcome to the team!!

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Remember that time Donald Trump was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow?! Oh no, wait… that was BILL CLINTON. Remember that time Trump failed to disclose Russian donors to his foundation before he served as Secretary of State? Oh no, wait. that was HILLARY CLINTON Remember the time Trump was business partners with the Russian govt? His company received $35M from Russia… Oh no, wait, that was JOHN PODESTA Remember the time Trump scored $145M from shareholders of a uranium company that was sold to the Russians? Oh no, wait… that was HILLARY CLINTON again. Remember the time… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

:)))