"As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future."
Bill Peduto responds to Donald Trump's comment "I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris" in the course of announcing the US' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. He also pointed out that 80 per cent of the city actually voted for Hillary Clinton.
Peduto is among 61 mayors of US cities who have publicly vowed to ignore or actively defy Trump's stance. The decision to pull out is appalling, but it's encouraging to see such resistance to Trump's presidency within the US.