“One of them––the U.S. Climate Alliance––is made up of states committed to addressing climate change. It released a report showing New Mexico and the 23 other states under its umbrella are polluting less and saving more energy.
The coalition includes governors from across the political spectrum and across the country –– from New Mexico’s own Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham to Vermont’s Republican Phil Scott.
The group released new findings that show member states pollute less, save more energy, employ more clean energy workers, and are better prepared for climate disasters compared to the rest of the country.
‘So as the political winds shift and legal uncertainty persists in D.C., our governors and our states will be the ones who are continuing to move full speed ahead,’ said Casey Katims, executive director of the Climate Alliance.”
Launched on June 1, 2017 by the governors of Washington, New York, and California to help fill the void left by the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Alliance has grown to include governors from across the U.S. Governors in the Alliance have pledged to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, at least 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, and collectively achieve overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050.
Alliance states and territories are achieving lower levels of air pollution, delivering more energy savings to homes and businesses, preparing more effectively for climate impacts, generating more electricity from zero-carbon sources, and collectively employing over 40% more workers in the clean energy sector than the rest of the country. For more information on Alliance members’ bipartisan, cross-sector climate action, see our Fact Sheet.