- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council is expected to affirm the city’s commitment to limit greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.

City Council President Ben Stuckart says President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords means cities must step up to address the issue.

The Spokesman-Review says the City Council will vote on an ordinance next Monday to deal with climate change.

The proposed law calls for the city to recognize the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change in planning for its future, and codifying greenhouse gas emission levels set years ago.

Stuckart says more than 300 mayors nationwide have agreed to the guidelines established in the Paris agreement.

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