Sunday, July 23, 2006

Frisco Targets Greenhouse Gases

Frisco’s recent decision to sign on to the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement is still a worthwhile move, said Stephen Saunders, head of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.

“I enthusiastically applaud their decision,” said Saunders, whose organization has been spreading the word about global warming impacts to the West’s snowpack and water supplies.

Saunders said the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization will this week release a joint report compiled with the Natural Resources Defense Council on climate change impacts to national parks.

Frisco joins 266 other U.S. cities in agreeing to try and meet or beat Kyoto Protocol targets by adopting anti-sprawl land use policies, with urban reforestation and public education campaigns. At the same time, endorsement of the climate agreement means Frisco will urge the state and federal government to enact policies and programs to meet the Kyoto targets, including a seven percent reduction in greenhouse gases from 1990 levels by 2012.

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