State Success Stories

State governments recognize advantages and economic opportunities presented by the clean energy revolution, and have the tools to take action. Make no mistake, they are seizing the momentum, addressing climate change, and creating stronger communities for generations to come.

Since 2000, 30 U.S. states have promoted robust economic growth while slashing their carbon emissions — proving once again that smart climate policy is also an economic boon for American taxpayers.

“As the first state in the Trump era to take executive action to limit carbon emissions and create clean energy jobs, Virginia is proud to join this alliance of states, cities and businesses. President Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement does not speak for the states and cities that are committed to fighting climate change and paving the way for a new energy economy. If the federal government insists on abdicating leadership on this issue, it will be up to the American people to step forward — and in Virginia we are doing just that.”

Terry McAuliffe

Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia