"Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced he would pull the USA out of the Paris agreement, which Trump said 'is less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the United States".
When Trump announced the US withdrawal from the agreement, he pledged to "begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".
The conference supported the Paris agreement, and according to preliminary results released Saturday morning from an ongoing nationwide survey, the vast majority of US mayors want to work together and with the private sector to respond to climate change.
The former president's comments come after Trump announced early this month his decision to pull the USA from the landmark accord that was reached under the Obama administration with almost 200 nations.
The addiction crisis is "going to eat us all alive", Clinton said during his speech.
Former President and Arkansas native Bill Clinton gave Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola a shout-out in Miami Saturday.
"You can get out of it or in it, but the water's gonna keep rising", Clinton said at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a four-day gathering. And as NPR's Greg Allen reports, mayors say Washington is out of step with cities on a host of issues from immigration and health care to climate change.
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"If the federal government refuses to act or is just paralyzed, the cities themselves, through their mayors, are going to create a new national policy by the accumulation of our individual efforts". "Politics has nearly no influence on science, in case you haven't noticed". "Cities and mayors can lead the transition away from fossil fuels to 100 percent clean and renewable energy".
"The number one desire of our citizens in our cities is to feel safe - and mayors are the tip of the spear in ensuring that pledge is delivered upon", said Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas.
"Mayors sit at the helm of every major policy issue, and put partisan differences aside to produce results for our cities and towns". "You have to find a way to do it".
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that US cities too often find themselves alone when trying to address the local effects of climate change. But cities and states are slowly shaping policies to fight floods and add renewable sources of energy.
"Some of us are proud to be places of sanctuary, to protect immigrants, but this idea that we're in violation of something, I think is a big charade", said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "All cities are doing that, and we need to do that".
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Levine in saying that US cities are taking measures that the federal government should be taking.