MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday that he would join the U.S. Climate Alliance and committed Wisconsin to implementing the Paris climate accord, which would require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.
After Gov. Evers’ announcement, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt Bauer released the following statement:
“Complying with the Paris climate accord would cost the U.S. economy 2.7 million jobs – 440,000 of which are in manufacturing. Since the state’s largest industry is manufacturing, this will have a devastating impact on Wisconsin. In addition, electricity rates would go through the roof, making it more expensive to live here and more expensive to run a business. Unfortunately, Gov. Evers’ choice to join the U.S. Climate Alliance is just another decision that will negatively impact our state’s economy.”