Mayors Pledge to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.