Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Boise mayor commits to global warming agreement

About six months ago I sent an email to the mayor and city council of Boise Idaho urging them to sign onto the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. Since I never heard back I concluded that it was another futile attempt to convince politicians to save our city from unhealthy growth and unhealthy industries. Much to my surprise today, the news came out that Mayor Dave Bieter signed the agreement. I believe this is a huge step forward for Boise and gives me hope for a city which is experiencing dramatic increases in polution (we entered our first ever red air quality alert yesterday). While I doubt that my message six months ago had any direct effect, it does provide me some encouragement to continue to try and influence our community in a better direction.

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