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(June 2, 2017 – San Juan) Today Governor Ricardo Rosselló joined three other U.S. governors in a pro-clean environment effort after President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement.

Rosselló was invited to participate in a coalition that includes Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo; Governor of California, Jerry Brown; and Governor of Washington, Jay R. Inslee.

Rosselló, a scientist, is committed to working with other governors to reach the goal of reducing emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels, and meeting or exceeding the targets of the federal Clean Power Plan, a program that promotes energy independence for the United States.

“Climate change is a real problem and it requires all of us to act now to leave a sustainable planet to the next generations,” said Governor Rosselló. “Small changes in climate have a disproportionate impact on our environment and that is why our administration is committed to protecting it.”

“The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement is a mistake and we are opposed to this decision. Our administration will do its part to protect the planet,” added the Governor.

Rosselló thanked governors Cuomo, Brown, and Inslee– with whom he maintains a working relationship with the National Governors Association– for inviting him to be a part of this critical effort.