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BAKER BACKS PARIS ACCORD AHEAD OF STUDENT LOBBYING VISIT [+PHOTO]

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017.....Students had prepared Wednesday to attempt to persuade Gov. Charlie Baker to speak out in support of the Paris climate change agreement. Instead, they ended up visiting his office to thank him for his support.

Representatives from youth climate groups had announced plans on Tuesday to visit the State House to ask Baker to join 12 other governors in signing a letter urging that the United States remain a part of the Paris agreement. Less than five hours before they arrived, Baker announced he had sent his own message.


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