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[greenyes] Climate Disruption - 131 Mayors Move to Act


NY TIMES


May 14, 2005
Rebuffing Bush, 132 Mayors Embrace Kyoto Rules
By ELI SANDERS
SEATTLE, May 13 - Unsettled by a series of dry winters in this normally wet
city, Mayor Greg Nickels has begun a nationwide effort to do something the
Bush administration will not: carry out the Kyoto Protocol on global
warming.
Mr. Nickels, a Democrat, says 131 other likeminded mayors have joined a
bipartisan coalition to fight global warming on the local level, in an
implicit rejection of the administration's policy.
The mayors, from cities as liberal as Los Angeles and as conservative as
Hurst, Tex., represent nearly 29 million citizens in 35 states, according to
Mayor Nickels's office. They are pledging to have their cities meet what
would have been a binding requirement for the nation had the Bush
administration not rejected the Kyoto Protocol: a reduction in heat-trapping
gas emissions to levels 7 percent below those of 1990, by 2012.
On Thursday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg brought New York City into the
coalition, the latest Republican mayor to join.
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