Erie Co. to follow Paris accord on local level

BUFFALO, NY - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and other county officials held a news conference Friday to announce actions the county will take in response to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Poloncarz signed an order Friday that says that Erie County will follow the rules in the Paris Climate Agreement, despite Trump's decision to withdraw on a national level.

"We have a responsibility to respect our planet," Poloncarz said. "If others will not do so nationally, we will do so locally."

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