The San Antonio City Council has approved participating in the Paris Climate Agreement. In a 9-1 vote, San Antonio now joins 300 other cities in upholding the provisions of the accord.
Accepting the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the first statements made by the new council. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says it sets the stage for future policy.
“Under the Obama Administration we decided that cities need to lead on climate issues and we sent mayors all around the country to Paris to come up with this accord,” Nirenberg said.