Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new clean energy pact with China aimed to promote environmental protections and clean energy developments, as well as low-carbon technologies in California and abroad. This comes only one week after Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement.
Gov. Brown told the Associated Press:
"Nobody can stay on the sidelines. We can't afford any dropouts in the tremendous human challenge to make the transition to a sustainable future. Disaster still looms, and we've got to make the turn."
Gov. Brown said European countries, China and individual U.S. states will step up despite the federal governments move to pull out of the issue.