Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald, 6/1/2017
In South Florida, one of the regions in the country most threatened by rising seas, President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Thursday from the Paris climate-change accord was not popular among politicians — even some from the president’s Republican Party.
Some Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, did not immediately comment on Trump’s move.
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a Democrat thinking of running for Florida governor, was one of 61 mayors who pledged to uphold the Paris Agreement’s commitments. The mayors of Orlando, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach were also on the list.
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