The state of Arizona, along with seven other U.S. states, is preparing for a new era in the history of its relationship with the nation’s second-largest state.
Doug Ducey announced the formation of the Salt Treaty with the U.K. this week.
It will seek to reduce the amount of ammonia used in domestic and imported fertilizer by 40 percent, and also provide incentives to farmers who can increase production by using salt more efficiently.
The move comes after several months of pressure from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and environmental groups over the use of ammonia, which is also an energy-intensive fertilizer.
“The new treaty will help to improve our supply chain and reduce our dependence on imports of ammonia,” Duceya said in a statement.
“It will also strengthen our national reputation as a producer of clean and reliable agricultural products.”
The new deal is part of the U:I.S.-U.K.-Australia-U.S.: Australia-U:I.-New Zealand trade deal and has the support of more than 100 countries, including China, which was previously against the treaty.
The U. S. and Australia have both already signed the Salt and Fuel Agreement, which includes other food and water protections.
“This is a historic moment,” Diney said.
“A global agreement to reduce ammonia emissions will strengthen the U.:I.T.-U:Aurigold trade partnership and will provide greater certainty and greater support for Australia’s agricultural sector.”
Duceys approval for the new agreement comes just weeks after a bipartisan group of senators voted to pass a bill that would require the U,I., and U.F.T.s to reduce their ammonia emissions.
The legislation was backed by the U.,I., Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Norway.
Duceies administration has also promised to strengthen the Salt, Fuel and Water Trade Agreement, a deal that was originally announced by President George W. Bush in 2007.
The deal is a significant step toward a cleaner, more sustainable world, Duceyd said in his statement.
The Salt and the Fuel Trade Agreement was also signed by U. K. President Victor Ponta, who said that the U’S.-China-Australia-New Zealand agreement was an important first step toward achieving a more just and fair world.
D.C. Council member Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, was among the senators who introduced the bill to create the Salt:U.I.s. and Fuel Trade agreement in the House in December.
Schiff said that this is a great day for all Americans.
“Today, we have finally achieved what we all hope will be a new beginning: A new agreement that will save millions of lives and create billions of dollars in jobs,” Schiff said in the statement.