The Agenda: Columbia mayor pushes local support for Paris accord; ACLU sues another S.C. county over jails

Clyburn reassures S.C. supporters

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is leading an initiative to express local mayors' support for the Paris agreement - CITY OF COLUMBIA
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  • Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is leading an initiative to express local mayors' support for the Paris agreement

In the past, New York City has shipped its trash as far away as S.C. for disposal, but under a new initiative it is trying to harness its food waste into compost and gas. Source: New York Times

Members of the S.C. delegation in Washington are spinning President Donald Trump's announcement yesterday that he intended to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement all different ways. Source: P&C, WaPo

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, who co-chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors, blasted the decision yesterday and is pushing a measure with that group that would acknowledge the support of local leaders for the Paris accord. Source: The State, Curbed, Medium

Yesterday in Sumter, Congressman Jim Clyburn, whose district includes Charleston and parts of the Midlands and Pee Dee, reassured supporters troubled by the tumultuous Trump administration that better days were ahead. Source: P&C, The State

The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against Lexington County over a policy, it says, jails poor people who can't pay fines for minor crimes. Last month, the group filed suit against Spartanburg County for denying some lawyer visits. Source: The State, AP


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