Gov. Larry Hogan has so far declined to bring Maryland into a newly formed alliance of states opposed to President Donald J. Trump‘s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.
A dozen states have joined the newly formed U.S. Climate Alliance of states committed to staying on the path to fight climate change the United States pledged to follow under President Barack Obama. Most are led by Democrats such as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who joined the alliance Monday.
McAuliffe said Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris agreement “does not speak for the states and cities that are committed to fighting climate change.”