ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state will continue to abide by the Paris climate accord regardless of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark 190-nation agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
The Democrat said Thursday that the Republican president’s decision is “reckless” and harmful for the nation and the planet.
He says he will use executive orders to ensure the state does not abandon its efforts to boost renewable energy while reducing emissions tied to climate change.
Cuomo also says he and the governors of California and Washington state will lead a new alliance of states supporting the Paris agreement.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also vowed to use executive orders to ensure his city continues to “honor the goals” of the climate deal.