paris climate agreement States, Utilities Step Up As U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Accord By Beau Baker • Nov 12, 2020 andreiorlov / Adobe Stock The U.S. is now officially out of the Paris climate accord. Climate policy is mixed around the Mountain West, but many states are seeing action and a transition to renewable energy regardless of federal leadership. Mountain West Governors Buck Trump On Paris Accord By Noah Glick • Nov 5, 2019 State of Colorado As the Trump administration begins the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, three states in the Mountain West pledge to follow the tenets of the accord anyway. Mountain West Cities, States Warming Faster Than National Average By Noah Glick • May 2, 2019 Tim Trad / Unsplash In a mostly symbolic move, the U.S. House voted Thursday to stop the Trump administration from exiting the Paris Climate Agreement. Meanwhile, many cities and states in the Mountain West are continuing to warm faster than the national average.