Morgantown City Council to look into Paris Climate Agreement provisions

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- After a well-received presentation by the Morgantown Municipal Green Team, Morgantown City Council has agreed to work on upholding provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Reports indicate many spoke in support of the Green Team presentation at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, and Council members voiced their own opinions about why adding the provisions was important.

The added provisions would focus on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by over a quarter by the year 2025, looking at the economic benefits of solar power and having replacement jobs for members of the coal industry, and taking safety precautions for extreme weather.

If the provisions pass, Morgantown would join other national cities in upholding the Paris Climate Agreement provisions, despite President Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the agreement.