From 2008 to 2017, the Republican Party moved from "debate on how to combat man-made climate change to the argument that it doesn`t exist," according to the New York Times.  In 2011, "more than half of house Republicans and three-quarters of Republican senators" said that "the threat of global warming as a man`s and very threatening phenomenon is at best an exaggeration and, at worst, an absolute "hoax," according to Judith Warner, who writes the New York Times Magazine.  In 2014, according to NBC News, more than 55% of congressional Republicans were climate change deniers.   According to PolitiFact in May 2014 "... Relatively few Republican members of Congress... accept the prevailing scientific conclusion that global warming is both real and man-made... eight out of 278, or about 3%.   A 2017 study by the Center for American Progress Action Fund of Climate Change Denial in the U.S. Congress found 180 members who deny the science behind climate change; All were Republicans.   The President said in 2010 that it was time for the United States to "aggressively accelerate" its transition from oil to alternative energy sources and pledged to push for rapid implementation of climate change legislation to take advantage of the growing anger over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Maryland launched a partnership in 2015 with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to study the effects and solutions for climate change, the Maryland Climate Change Commission.
 New Energy for America is a plan to invest in renewable energy, reduce dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis and make coal a less competitive source of energy. It was announced during Barack Obama`s presidential campaign. In his budget proposal for 2018, President Trump proposed to reduce CEPOL`s budget by 31% (the current reduction from $8.2 billion to $5.7 billion). Had it been passed, the EPO budget would have been the lowest in 40 years, even if adjusted for inflation, but Congress did not approve it. Trump again tried unsuccessfully in his 2019 budget proposal to cut EPA funding by 26 percent.   According to Joel Scheraga, the EPA`s senior advisor on climate change adaptation, who has worked for the EPA for three decades, the EPO is providing technical assistance to cities to update their infrastructure to adapt to climate change. Scheraga said he was working with a small staff under the Trump administration.  Vox explains why scientists are more confident than ever that climate change fuels disasters. The U.S.
Climate Alliance is a group of states that, despite President Trump`s announced exit from the agreement, have committed to meeting the paris agreement`s issuance targets. There are currently 22 Member States of this network.  This network is a bipartisan network of governors in the United States and is governed by three fundamental principles: "States remain leaders in climate change," "The fight against climate change at the state level benefits our economies and strengthens our communities," "States show the nation and the world that ambitious measures to combat climate change are achievable."  Current initiatives include green banks, network modernization, solar softcosts, short-lived climate pollutants, natural and working areas, resilience to climate change, international cooperation, clean transport and improved data and tools.  As far as climate change is concerned, this is no longer the case.