Supervisors vote to signal opposition to President Trump's climate move

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
Kayakers travel to an island in Lake Casitas exposed after water levels dropped due to the long-term drought.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
With one abstention, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 June 13, to defy President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Supervisor Peter Foy voted in opposition of the resolution and Supervisor Kelly Long abstained from the vote to register Ventura County as a signatory to the “We Are Still In” open letter to the international community. This effort is meant to signal American commitment toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions despite the president’s actions. 
“I'd like to try to get all the counties in the state of California to join us,” said Supervisor Steve Bennett, who introduced the resolution.

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