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Cities, States and Businesses Put U.S. Halfway to Paris Goal

  • Emissions on pace to fall 12-14 percent by 2025, study finds
  • U.S. pledged cuts of as much as 28 percent under Paris pact
A glacial toe near Ilulissat, Greenland.
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Efforts by cities, states and corporations to fight global warming have put the U.S. halfway toward its Paris climate accord goal, even as President Donald Trump rolls back federal environmental efforts.

The push by public and private leaders from New York to California has put greenhouse gases on track to fall 12 percent to 14 percent below 2005 levels over the next eight years, according to a study released Monday by NewClimate Institute and The Climate Group. The U.S. pledged cuts of 26 percent to 28 percent during that period under a global pact brokered in the French capital in 2015. Trump announced in June that the U.S. would exit the agreement.