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Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to enact legislation to comply with the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, in direct contrast to the national line. reports citing Newsweek.

The U.S. signed the agreement under former President Barack Obama, but his successor Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from it, calling it a “bad deal” and suggesting it would cost the U.S. economy.

But for the Democratic governor of Hawaii, David Ige, fighting climate change is priceless. “Hawaii is united in its political leadership to fight climate change,” he said, after signing two laws on Tuesday that aim to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable agricultural practices.

2017.06.08 / 21:46
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