Dakota Timber, Dakota’s chief, resigns
With President-elect Donald Trump promising to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Dakota Timber Chief Paul Ehrlich said on Tuesday he is resigning his position.
Ehrlich, a former vice chairman of the United Steelworkers union, said he is “proud to have served the people of the Dakotas people” and said the U.S. has a responsibility to lead on climate change.
Elliott said he and the union’s union leaders will continue to work with the incoming administration on climate and energy issues.
The union said in a statement that it is “pleased that the President-Elect has committed to pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which would undermine our country’s leadership in this critical issue.”
The U.N. Climate Change Conference began Monday in Doha, Qatar, and is set to wrap up later this month in Peru.