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Linn County Supervisors unanimous in support of Paris Agreement

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Linn County Board of Supervisors have approved a resolution saying the county is in support of the Paris Agreement today. The board unanimously approved the move this morning.

The Paris Agreement calls for nations in on the deal to voluntarily reduce their use greenhouse gas emissions in the name of fighting climate change. Nearly 200 countries across the world joined the agreement in 2015, including the United States. That was until this June, when President Trump announced the U.S. would be leaving the deal. 

Today, the Linn County Board of Supervisors announced the county would still follow the ideals of the agreement in "combating the threat of climate change and that the Board believes an effective and progressive global response is necessary to address the threat of climate change," according to a release on the move. Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker brought the resolution for a vote.

Linn County joins other areas in eastern Iowa to pledge support for the Paris Agreement since the announcement was made for the United States to leave, including Iowa City and Dubuque.

Read more about today's Linn County resolution here.

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