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Mayors Pledge to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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by Ben Cohen

Even if the Federal Government is dragging its feet on comprehensive CO2 reduction strategies, hundreds of Mayors nation wide have pledged to reduce CO2 emissions in excess of the goals laid out at the Kyoto Protocol (via dailynews):

At the fall leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in
Seattle, some 1,000 mayors representing more than 86 million Americans
signed the conference's Climate Protection Agreement on Thursday.....

The Climate Protection Agreement calls on mayors to urge the federal
government and state governments to meet or beat the target of reducing
global warming pollution levels to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.

Mayors signing the agreement also pledged to try to reduce the nation's
dependence on fossil fuels by encouraging conservation and developing
fuel- efficient technologies, such as methane recovery for energy
generation, wind and solar energy, fuel cells and biofuels.