Gov. Gina Raimondo is vowing to continue taking steps to address climate change despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal.
Raimondo said Thursday that she's deeply disappointed with Trump's action. She said the Paris Agreement is about more than just climate change. She said it's also about "opportunity, stewardship and America's standing as a global leader."
Raimondo said that Trump's decision won't deter Rhode Island from pushing forward on steps needed to address climate change.
She said the state has set a goal to secure 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy resources and double the number of renewable energy jobs by 2020. She said she'll continue to work with "partners in other states to protect our environment and advance clean energy alternatives."