Friday, July 14, 2017
The Board of Supervisors joined the growing faction of counties, cities, and corporations opposing President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Accord, the international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution — sponsored by supervisors Das Williams and Joan Hartmann — notes Santa Barbara adopted a Climate Change Action Plan and required companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1,000 metric tons a year (the strongest restrictions in California). Conservative Supervisor Peter Adam objected, noting, among other things, weather forecasters don’t even know if it’ll rain next week. Conservative Supervisor Steve Lavagnino abstained.