Cool Counties in Washington, Virginia and New York

July 16, 2007 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Climate action, Climate change, New York, Virginia, Washington | Leave a comment

“Cool Counties” Launch Major Global Warming Initiative
Calls for 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2050;
Urges Action by the Federal Government on Warming, Fuel Economy

(Richmond, Va.)-Large counties from across the country today joined the Sierra Club in announcing the creation of the Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration, a major new initiative to combat global warming. The counties – led by King County, Washington, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Nassau County, New York – pledge to reduce global warming emissions 80 percent by 2050, an achievable average annual reduction of 2 percent. The Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration also urges the federal government to adopt legislation requiring an 80 percent emissions reduction by 2050 and calls for fuel economy standards to be raised to 35 miles per gallon within a decade.

Read more in today’s press release by the Sierra Club …

There you go, matt ~ another good story to mention on your latest positive climate news blog, Environment Solutions

As for me, I have to get back to my recycling đŸ˜‰

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