Wednesday, March 29, 2006

219 U.S. Cities Agree to Kyoto Protocal Limits

Last week, Seattle's Mayor Nickels launched his plan to bring Seattle into compliance with the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global-warming emissions. Over the past year, Nickels has led a campaign to get U.S. cities to pledge to meet or beat the goals set in the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement rejected by the Bush administration. Already, 219 cities have joined the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, which strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. Through its Cool Cities program, the Sierra Club is committed to doubling the number of cities signed up and to work with mayors to follow through on their pledges.

Read "Climate change is in the air" in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


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