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Updated Jun 23, 2014 - 10:09 am

Phoenix’s Greg Stanton among US mayors to unanimously pass climate change ideas

HOUSTON — A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country, including Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, have
unanimously approved a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to
fight the impacts of climate change.

Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted in Dallas on Monday on the
resolution that encourages cities to use nature to “protect freshwater
supplies, defend the nation’s coastlines, maintain a healthy tree and greenspace
cover and protect air quality,” sometimes by partnering with nonprofit
organizations.

The resolution was backed by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Houston Mayor Annise
Parker and Stanton.

Republicans and Democrats remained deeply divided over how to deal with climate
change. Although science shows human industrial activity is contributing to
global warming, some conservatives remain skeptical.

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