President Donald Trump, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, third from left, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, second from right, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, tour the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Despite Trump, Lucas County commissioners support Paris climate agreement

While President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate treaty last week, many localities are making pledges to comply with the agreement.

The Lucas County Commissioners announced Tuesday they signed an open letter in support of the agreement, according to WTOL-TV in Toledo. Lucas County, the location of Toledo and the sixth largest county in the state, is at the heart of the manufacturing and offshoring debate. Toledo’s been in fear of losing its Jeep manufacturing plant on and off for years. 

But the commissioners stated the agreement would be a “blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity,” according to WTOL-TV. Also stating pulling out of the agreement would hurt the U.S. economy and the environment. 

The statement of support isn’t law. The state of California and several cities have signed legislation to comply with the agreement.  

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