Gov. Scott joins support of Paris agreement

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott joined Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker last week in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging that the United States keep its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The letter cites both states’ ongoing efforts to combat climate change and urges the U.S. to lead on the issue to build a stronger and more resilient country.

“Our states, working individually and in multi-state efforts, have already made tremendous progress in reducing our carbon emissions,” Scott and Baker wrote. “We believe maintaining this commitment and the U.S. leadership on climate change is the right action for the protection of our children, grandchildren and future generations.”

Residents of both states have been affected by climate change, the letter explains. Both Scott and Baker believe the United States can reach its Nationally Determined Contribution under the agreement in a way that benefits the whole country.

The full letter is available for review at