- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he doesn’t need to sign a piece of paper to continue New Hampshire’s tradition of responsible environmental stewardship.

Sununu said earlier this week he doesn’t plan to join an alliance set up by other states pledging to uphold the Paris climate change accord after President Donald Trump announced his plan to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement. He told reporters Wednesday that nothing would change if he joined other governors.

He says New Hampshire, including businesses, take environmental stewardship seriously, and he sees one of his roles as keeping that momentum going.

New Hampshire is part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce emissions. Sununu says he has already been talking to other governors about how to renew the initiative when it expires in a few years.

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