From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer via GreenMedia.info, news that a number of US cities are stepping up to address climate change:
The day after the Kyoto Protocol went into effect last week without U.S. participation, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced plans to lead a city-by-city effort to limit carbon dioxide emissions in accordance with the terms of the international treaty rejected by the Bush administration…
Seattle joins several dozen other American cities that have already made commitments to adhere to the terms of the Kyoto Protocol. Meanwhile, mayors from several other American cities (including Santa Monica and Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon) have expressed solidarity with Nickels in his bid to form a coalition of cities committed to fight global warming.
Let’s hope this trend moves eastward… St. Louis? Hello?