FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 24, 2019
Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s affirmation that he plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process:
“Hawaii is extremely disappointed with the failure of climate leadership at the federal level. Our small state has big ambitions, and by joining forces with the 25-governor U.S. Climate Alliance, we’re already producing significant actions. For Hawaii, climate change is an existential threat, and we cannot back down now—in fact, we need to ratchet up this ambition—to go well beyond the U.S.’s Paris pledge and keep warming to under 1.5 degrees.”
Alan Yonan Jr.
DBEDT State Energy Office