U.S. Mayors Call on Congress to Address Climate Change

City Mayors passed a resolution 78-36 to reduce global warming during the U.S. National
Conference of Mayors in June. The resolution calls on Congress and the Administration
to fully fund the Clean Air Partnership Fund – which provides grants to states and
municipalities to reduce emissions – and to support tax incentives and targeted
investments that will accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy

They note that scientific evidence demonstrates that global warming is a serious threat
and that its impacts and costs are already being felt in the form of extreme weather events adding up to an estimated $140 billion in property damage. The group points to energy and transportation efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, and renewable energy programs as key methods to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also to save money, create jobs and strengthen the local economy.

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