Bhalla applauds Biden on rejoining Paris accord: Climate change has a big impact in Hoboken

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Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is applauding President Joe Biden (D) on rejoining the Paris agreement, stating that “nowhere is climate change more real than coastal communities like Hoboken.”

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am grateful that President Joe Biden is taking immediate action, on the very first day in office, to rejoin the Paris Agreement,” Bhalla said in a statement last night.

“Nowhere is climate change more real than coastal communities like Hoboken, where rising sea levels threaten the very future of our city. The President, in his address before a world stage, said America will lead, ‘not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.’ Thank you to President Biden for putting those words into action today.”

Bhalla is a member of the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan network of over 470 mayors across the country working to combat climate change through meaningful actions in their communities.

Previous actions in Hoboken under his administration including signing an executive order adopting Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan on Earth Day in 2019, installing LEED efficient lighting in city parks, and implementing plastic bag and styrofoam bans.

In his first day in office, Biden reversed the action of his predecessor, Donald Trump (R), who withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement in 2017.