Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, June 27, 2017

Contact: Chad Tudenggongbu, (917) 558-0849,

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Climate Leadership

WASHINGTON— More than 250 mayors from across the United States have adopted a bipartisan resolution to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The commitment to shift completely away from fossil fuels was approved unanimously at the 85th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Fla.

The resolution comes just weeks after President Trump decided to leave the Paris Climate Accord.

“Local leaders are taking command in the fight against global warming even as the Trump administration tries to trample climate progress at home and abroad,” said Chad Tudenggongbu, senior renewable energy campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We applaud the U.S. Conference of Mayors for recognizing that we don't have four years to wait to take meaningful climate action. A clean, equitable and sustainable energy system shouldn't be about politics. It's about the wellbeing of people, the economy and the environment.”

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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