On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the first climate legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from leaving the Paris Climate Convention for about 10 years.
The bill, called the Climate Action Now Act, passed the 231-190 mark in the House of Representatives. Once approved, Trump will require that the United States pledge established by President Barack Obama be faithfully implemented in the Paris Climate Convention. The Paris Convention requires the United States to cut emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025 compared to 2005 levels.
Rhea Suh, leader of the Natural Resource Defense Committee, responded to this poll in a statement. "There is no better indication of new climate leadership in Congress than the vote of the day." The House is responding to an increasing number of calls every quarter to cope with soaring costs and risks of climate change. And America and the world are sending signals to the United States and the world to keep what America promises. "
The bill is not expected to pass by the Republican-controlled Senate, and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the bill" will not go anywhere "
In 2017, Trump announced that the United States would not be able to do so before the end of 2020, but that he would withdraw from the Convention, and if approved, the Climate Action Now Act would be a federal fund
Still, the House Democratic Party is optimistic that legislation like the Climate Action Now Act could stimulate parliament's dialogue on climate change. Ro Khanna (D-CA) About this bill, "This is the first time. Khanna was a prominent supporter of the Green New Deal aimed at achieving greenhouse gas emissions in an equitable way.
"We will need a lot because it is a good starting point because we have submitted a bill to address the climate change issue," Khanna said.