Resolution on U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Accountability Exposed
The Resolution on U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Accountability was approved by ALEC's Board of Directors in July, 2012. (Accessed on 3/29/2016).
ALEC Bill Text
Whereas, in 2005, the United States Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement was created to encourage cities to reduce carbon emissions.
Whereas, the announcement of the Agreement says “supporting mayors pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012” the levels included in the Kyoto Protocol.
Whereas, emissions in the United States were 7 percent higher in 2009 than 1990.
Whereas, only nine states achieved the carbon reductions called for in the Kyoto Protocol.
Whereas, major cities, including Seattle which initiated the Climate Protection Agreement, have failed to meet the Kyoto targets.
Whereas, more than 1,000 cities across the country signed the agreement.
Whereas, the Agreement calls upon cities to “Inventory global warming emissions in City operations and in the community.”
Whereas, the Agreement says the cities’ ability to meet the targets will indicate that the United States should commit itself to significant carbon emissions reductions.
Be it resolved that the cities within the state of ______which are signatories to the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement:
- 1. Provide evidence by the end of 2012 whether they have achieved the goals outlined in the Agreement, or if they failed to do so.
- 2. Report the results to the US Conference of Mayors for compilation in a final assessment of the results of the Agreement.
- 3. Cities that have failed to achieve the target will remove themselves as signatories to the Climate Protection Agreement.
List of Signatories
US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
Auburn, AL Bessemer, AL Huntsville, AL Opelika, AL Selma, AL Troy, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Anchorage, AK Juneau, AK North Pole, AK Shishmaref, AK Sitka, AK Apache Junction, AZ Bisbee, AZ Buckeye, AZ Bullhead City, AZ Flagstaff, AZ Gilbert, AZ Goodyear, AZ Mesa, AZ Oro Valley, AZ Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ Tucson, AZ Winslow, AZ Eureka Springs, AR Fayetteville, AR Fort Smith, AR Little Rock, AR North Little Rock, AR Alameda, CA Albany, CA Aliso Viejo, CA Arcata, CA Atascadero, CA Atherton, CA Avalon, CA Beaverton, CA Benicia, CA Berkeley, CA Beverly Hills, CA Burbank, CA Burlingame, CA Calabasas, CA Calistoga, CA Campbell, CA Capitola, CA Chico, CA Chino, CA Chula Vista, CA Citrus Heights, CA Claremont, CA Cloverdale, CA Colma, CA Concord, CA Cotati, CA Culver City, CA Cupertino, CA Del Mar, CA Dublin, CA El Cajon, CA El Cerrito, CA Elk Grove, CA Fairfax, CA Fairfield, CA Fremont, CA Galt, CA Gilroy, CA Glendora, CA Hayward, CA Healdsburg, CA Hemet, CA Hermosa Beach, CA Hillsborough, CA Huntington Beach, CA Imperial Beach, CA Irvine, CA La Mesa, CA Lafayette, CA Laguna Beach, CA Laguna Hills, CA Laguna Woods, CA Lakewood, CA Lemoore, CA Long Beach, CA Los Altos, CA Los Altos Hills, CA Los Angeles, CA Los Gatos, CA Malibu, CA Mammoth Lakes, CA Manhattan Beach, CA Marina, CA Menlo Park, CA Mill Valley, CA Millbrae, CA Monterey, CA Monterey Park, CA Moorpark, CA Moraga, CA Morgan Hill, CA Morro Bay, CA Mountain View, CA Napa, CA Newark, CA Novato, CA Oakland, CA Pacific Grove, CA Pacifica, CA Palm Springs, CA Palo Alto, CA Paradise, CA Pasadena, CA Petaluma, CA Pleasanton, CA Portola Valley, CA Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Redlands, CA Redondo Beach, CA Redwood City, CA Rialto, CA Richmond, CA Riverside, CA Rohnert Park, CA Rolling Hills Estates, CA Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA San Bernardino, CA San Bruno, CA San Buenaventura, CA San Diego, CA San Fernando, CA San Francisco, CA San Gabriel, CA San Jose, CA San Leandro, CA San Luis Obispo, CA San Mateo, CA San Rafael, CA Santa Ana, CA Santa Barbara, CA Santa Clara, CA Santa Cruz, CA Santa Monica, CA Santa Rosa, CA Saratoga, CA Sausalito, CA Sebastopol, CA Sierra Madre, CA Signal Hill, CA Solana Beach, CA Sonoma, CA South San Francisco, CA Stockton, CA Sunnyvale, CA Thousand Oaks, CA Torrance, CA Tulare, CA Vallejo, CA Visalia, CA Vista, CA West Hollywood, CA West Sacramento, CA Whittier, CA Windsor, CA Winters, CA Yountville, CA Yucaipa, CA Aspen, CO Basalt, CO Boulder, CO Carbondale, CO Denver, CO Dillon, CO Durango, CO Frisco, CO Glenwood Springs, CO Gunnison, CO Ignacio, CO Nederland, CO New Castle, CO Pagosa Springs, CO Telluride, CO Town of Crested Butte, CO Westminster, CO Bloomfield, CT Bridgeport, CT Easton, CT Fairfield, CT Hamden, CT Hartford, CT Ledyard, CT Mansfield, CT Meriden, CT Middletown, CT Milford, CT New Haven, CT New London, CT Newtown, CT Norwich, CT Ridgefield, CT Stamford, CT Stratford, CT West Hartford, CT Willimantic, CT Dover, DE Newark, DE Wilmington, DE Washington, DC Atlantic Beach, FL Aventura, FL Bonita Springs, FL Cape Coral, FL Clearwater, FL Coconut Creek, FL Cooper City, FL Coral Gables, FL Coral Springs, FL Cutler Bay, FL Dania Beach, FL Davie, FL Deerfield Beach, FL Delray Beach, FL Doral, FL Edgewater, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Myers, FL Fort Pierce, FL Gainesville, FL Greenacres, FL Gulfport, FL Hallandale Beach, FL Hialeah, FL Holly Hill, FL Hollywood, FL Hypoluxo, FL Jacksonville, FL Key Biscayne, FL Key West, FL Lake Worth, FL Lakeland, FL Largo, FL Lauderdale Lakes, FL Lauderhill, FL Layton, FL Leesburg, FL Margate, FL Melbourne, FL Miami, FL Miami Beach, FL Miami Gardens, FL Miami Lakes, FL Miramar, FL Naples, FL New Smyrna Beach, FL North Miami, FL North Miami Beach, FL Oakland Park, FL Orlando, FL Palm Bay, FL Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach Gardens, FL Palm Beach Shores, FL Palmetto Bay, FL Parkland, FL Pembroke Park, FL Pembroke Pines, FL Pinecrest, Fl Plantation, FL Pompano Beach, FL Port St. Lucie, FL Sarasota, FL South Bay, FL South Miami, FL St. Augustine Beach, FL Sunny Isles Beach, FL Sunrise, FL Sweetwater, FL Tallahassee, FL Tamarac, FL Tampa, FL Tarpon Springs, FL Treasure Island, FL Vero Beach, FL West Palm Beach, FL West Park, FL Wilton Manors, FL Alpharetta, GA Athens, GA Atlanta, GA Augusta, GA Decatur, GA East Point, GA Macon, GA Roswell, GA Savannah, GA Tybee Island, GA Hilo, HI Honolulu, HI Kauai, HI Maui, HI Bellevue, ID Boise, ID Hailey, ID Idaho Falls, ID Pocatello, ID Sandpoint, ID Sun Valley, ID Algonquin, IL Alton, IL Aurora, IL Belleville, IL Berwyn, IL Blue Island, IL Bolingbrook, IL Carbondale, IL Carol Stream, IL Chicago, IL Collinsville, IL Deerfield, IL Des Plaines, IL East Peoria, IL Edwardsville, IL Elgin, IL Elmhurst, IL Evanston, IL Glen Carbon, IL Hazel Crest, IL Highland Park, IL Hoffman Estates, IL Homewood, IL Joliet, IL Lake Forest, IL Lake in the Hills, IL Lombard, IL Manhattan, IL Minooka, IL Moline, IL Normal, IL Northbrook, IL Oak Lawn, IL Oak Park, IL Orland Park, IL Oswego, IL Palatine, IL Park Forest, IL Parkridge, IL Pecatonica, IL Peru, IL Plainfield, IL Rock Falls, IL Rock Island, IL Rolling Meadows, IL Schaumburg, IL South Roxana, IL Spring Valley, IL Springfield, IL Urbana, IL Villa Park, IL Waukegan, IL Westmont, IL Wilmette, IL Bloomington, IN Carmel, IN Columbus, IN Evansville, IN Fort Wayne, IN Garrett, IN Gary, IN Greencastle, IN Indianapolis, IN Jeffersonville, IN Michigan City, IN New Albany, IN Richmond, IN South Bend, IN Valparaiso, IN Whiting, IN Altoona, IA Ames, IA Audubon, IA Aurelia, IA Bellevue, IA Carlisle, IA Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Charles City, IA Clive, IA coralville, IA Crystal Lake, IA Davenport, IA Decorah, IA Des Moines, IA Dubuque, IA Fairbank, IA Fairfield, IA Grafton, IA Hiawatha, IA Iowa City, IA Lawler, IA Lawton, IA Neola, IA Rake, IA Sageville, IA Shenandoah, IA Sioux City, IA Spirit Lake, IA Steamboat Rock, IA Wapello, IA West Des Moines, IA Windsor Heights, IA Woolstock, IA Fairway, KS Kansas, KS Lansing, KS Lawrence, KS Merriam, KS Mission, KS Prairie Village, KS Roeland Park, KS Shawnee, KS Topeka, KS Westwood, KS Westwood Hills, KS Bowling Green, KY Frankfort, KY Lexington, KY Louisville, KY Owensboro, KY Prospect, KY Villa Hills, KY Alexandria, LA Baton Rouge, LA Grand Coteau, LA New Orleans, LA Belfast, ME Biddeford, ME Bowdoinham, ME Cape Elizabeth, ME Falmouth, ME Kennebunk, ME Kennebunkport, ME Lewiston, ME Montville, ME Portland, ME Saco, ME South Portland, ME Town of Cranberry Isles, ME Waterville, ME Yarmouth, ME Annapolis, MD Baltimore, MD Brunswick, MD Chestertown, MD Chevy Chase, MD Edmonston, MD Gaithersburg, MD Kensington, MD Laurel, MD Rockville, MD Salisbury, MD Sykesville, MD Takoma Park, MD Acton, MA Amesbury, MA Beverly, MA Boston, MA Brockton, MA Cambridge, MA Chelmsford, MA Fitchburg, MA Gloucester, MA Greenfield, MA Hopkinton, MA Hull, MA Lawrence, MA Leominster, MA Lowell, MA Malden, MA Marlborough, MA Medford, MA Melrose, MA New Bedford, MA Newburyport, MA Newton, MA Northampton, MA Pittsfield, MA Provincetown, MA Salem, MA Somerville, MA Springfield, MA Sudbury, MA Truro, MA Weymouth, MA Worcester, MA Ann Arbor, MI Battle Creek, MI Berkley, MI Dearborn Heights, MI Detroit, MI East Lansing, MI Ferndale, MI Flint, MI Grand Rapids, MI Holland, MI Kalamazoo, MI Lansing, MI Marquette, MI Meridian Township, MI Muskegon, MI Pittsfield Charter Township, MI Portage, MI Roseville, MI Royal Oak, MI Saline, MI Southfield, MI Southgate, MI Sturgis, MI Suttons Bay, MI Taylor, MI Township of West Bloomfield, MI Traverse City, MI Warren, MI Waterford, MI Westland, MI Ypsilanti, MI Apple Valley, MN Aurora, MN Austin, MN Bemidji, MN Brooklyn Center, MN Buhl, MN Burnsville, MN Chisholm, MN Crystal, MN Duluth, MN Eagan, MN Eden Prairie, MN Edina, MN Falcon Heights, MN Golden Valley, MN Hibbing, MN Hutchinson, MN International Falls, MN Inver Grove Heights, MN Lake City, MN Mahtomedi, MN Mankato, MN Maplewood, MN Milan, MN Minneapolis, MN Minnetonka, MN Mount Iron, MN Nevis, MN Oak Park Heights, MN Park Rapids, MN Red Wing, MN Rochester, MN Rosemount, MN Roseville, MN Sauk Rapids, MN St. Cloud, MN St. Paul, MN Sunfish Lake, MN Tower, MN Turtle River, MN Virginia, MN Waseca, MN White Bear Lake, MN Winona, MN Woodbury, MN Hattiesburg, MS Jackson, MS Meridian, MS Tupelo, MS Clayton, MO Columbia, MO Creve Coeur, MO Florissant, MO Gladstone, MO Houston Lake, MO Kansas City, MO Kirkwood, MO Lake Saint Louis, MO Liberty, MO Maplewood, MO North Kansas, MO Overland, MO Parkville, MO Pleasant Valley, MO Raytown, MO Richmond Heights, MO Riverside, MO St. Louis, MO St. Peters, MO Sunset Hills, MO University City, MO Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Helena, MT Missoula, MT Red Lodge, MT Bellevue, NE Lincoln, NE Omaha, NE Henderson, NV Las Vegas, NV Mesquite, NV Reno, NV Sparks, NV Concord, NH Dover, NH Hanover, NH Keene, NH Lebanon, NH Manchester, NH Nashua, NH Portsmouth, NH Rochester, NH Alexandria Township, NJ Asbury Park, NJ Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic Highlands, NJ Bayonne, NJ Bayville, NJ Beachwood, NJ Berkeley Township, NJ Bloomfield, NJ Bordentown, NJ Borough of Bay Head, NJ Borough of Point Pleasant, NJ Bradley Beach, NJ Brick, NJ Budd Lake, NJ Buena Vista Township, NJ Caldwell, NJ Cape May, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ Cliffside Park Borough, NJ Closter, NJ Cranbury, NJ Cranford, NJ Demarest, NJ Denville, NJ East Orange, NJ Elizabeth, NJ Englewood, NJ Ewing Township, NJ Fair Lawn, NJ Frelinghuysen Township, NJ Galloway Township, NJ Greenwich Township, NJ Haledon, NJ Hamburg, NJ Hamilton, NJ Hanover, NJ Haworth, NJ Highland Park, NJ Hightstown, NJ Holmdel, NJ Hope, NJ Hopewell, NJ Hopewell Township, NJ Irvington, NJ Island Heights, NJ Jersey City, NJ Kearny, NJ Lake Como, NJ Lambertville, NJ Leonia, NJ Linden, NJ Linwood, NJ Long Beach, NJ Long Branch, NJ Long Hill Township, NJ Longport, NJ Manahawkin, NJ Manchester, NJ Mantua, NJ Maple Shade, NJ Margate City, NJ Marlton, NJ Middletown, NJ Millburn, NJ Montclair, NJ Neptune, NJ New Egypt, NJ Newark, NJ Northvale, NJ Nutley, NJ Ocean City, NJ Ocean Gate, NJ Ocean Township, NJ Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Pennington, NJ Pine Beach, NJ Pine Hill, NJ Piscataway, NJ Pittsgrove, NJ Plainfield, NJ Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Princeton Borough, NJ Princeton Township, NJ Red Bank, NJ Ridgewood, NJ Ringwood, NJ Riverside, NJ Robbinsville, NJ Rockaway, NJ Runnemede, NJ Saddle Brook, NJ Somerset, NJ Somerville, NJ South Brunswick, NJ Summit, NJ Teaneck, NJ Tenafly, NJ Township of Elk, NJ Township of Toms River, NJ Trenton, NJ Union, NJ Vineland, NJ Washington Township, NJ West Caldwell, NJ West Milford, NJ West Orange, NJ West Windsor, NJ Westfield, NJ Alamogordo, NM Albuquerque, NM Capitan, NM Las Cruces, NM Peralta, NM Rio Rancho, NM Ruidoso, NM Santa Fe, NM Silver City, NM Taos, NM Albany, NY Babylon, NY Binghamton, NY Brighton, NY Brookhaven, NY Buffalo, NY Canandaigua, NY Cortland Manor, NY Croton on Hudson, NY Dobbs Ferry, NY Glen Cove, NY Glens Falls, NY Greenburgh, NY Hempstead, NY Hornell, NY Hudson, NY Irondequoit, NY Irvington, NY Ithaca, NY Lake Placid, NY Montebello, NY Mount Kisco, NY Mount Vernon, NY New Rochelle, NY New York, NY Niagara Falls, NY Nyack, NY Oneonta, NY Orangetown, NY Ossining, NY Quogue, NY Rochester, NY Rockville Centre, NY Saranac Lake, NY Saratoga Springs, NY Schenectady, NY Southampton Village, NY Southold, NY Syracuse, NY Tarrytown, NY Upper Nyack, NY Utica, NY Warwick, NY Watervliet, NY White Plains, NY Williamsville, NY Yonkers, NY Asheville, NC Beaufort, NC Bethania, NC Black Mountain, NC Boone, NC Brevard, NC Burlington, NC Carrboro, NC Cary, NC Chapel Hill, NC Charlotte, NC Cherryville, NC Chimney Rock, NC Clyde, NC Concord, NC Davidson, NC Dunn, NC Durham, NC Flat Rock, NC Gastonia, NC Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Highlands, NC Indian Trail, NC Kings Mountain, NC Kinston, NC Lewisville, NC Lincolnton, NC New Bern, NC Oak City, NC Pilot Mountain, NC Pleasant Garden, NC Raleigh, NC Rocky Mount, NC Salisbury, NC Snow Hill, NC Surf City, NC Tryon, NC Village of Bald Head Island, NC Wake Forest, NC Waynesville, NC Wilmington, NC Winston-Salem, NC Fargo, ND Grand Forks, ND Saipan, MP Akron, OH Alliance, OH Athens, OH Brooklyn, OH Canton, OH Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Cleveland Heights, OH Columbus, OH Dayton, OH East Palestine, OH Garfield Heights, OH Kent, OH Kettering, OH Lima, OH Marshallville, OH Massillon, OH North Olmsted, OH Orrville, OH Parma, OH Rittman, OH South Euclid, OH Stow, OH Toledo, OH Walton Hills, OH Warren, OH West Salem, OH Westlake, OH Willoughby Hills, OH Youngstown, OH Zanesville, OH Norman, OK Shawnee, OK Albany, OR Ashland, OR Beaverton, OR Bend, OR Corvallis, OR Eugene, OR Forest Grove, OR Gladstone, OR Gresham, OR Hillsboro, OR Lake Oswego, OR Lincoln City, OR Milwaukie, OR Oregon City, OR Portland, OR Vernonia, OR Allentown, PA Bethlehem, PA Braddock, PA Dunmore, PA Easton, PA Erie, PA Forest Hills, PA Harrisburg, PA Kutztown, PA Lancaster, PA Leechburg, PA Lower Makefield, PA Marple Township, PA Millbourne, PA Narberth, PA Newtown, PA Oxford, PA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA Reading, PA Scranton, PA Towanda, PA Whitehall Township, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA York, PA Aguadilla, PR Aibonito, PR Barranquitas, PR Caguas, PR Camuy, PR Carolina, PR Cayey, PR Cidra, PR Comerio, PR Guayanilla, PR Guaynabo, PR Hormigueros, PR Humacao, PR Isabela, PR Jayuya, PR Juncos, PR Las Marías, PR Moca, PR San Juan, PR Utuado, PR Vega Baja, PR Yauco, PR Pawtucket, RI Portsmouth, RI Providence, RI Warwick, RI Charleston, SC Clemson, SC Columbia, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Lexington, SC Rock Hill, SC Sumter, SC Huron, SD Spearfish City, SD Chattanooga, TN Cookeville, TN Crossville, TN Franklin, TN Manchester, TN Nashville, TN Signal Mountain, TN Addison, TX Arlington, TX Austin, TX Carrollton, TX College Station, TX Coppell, TX Corsicana, TX Dallas, TX Denton, TX Edinburg, TX El Paso, TX Euless, TX Fairview, TX Fort Worth, TX Frisco, TX Garland, TX Hurst, TX Hutto, TX Laguna Vista, TX Laredo, TX McKinney, TX Mount Vernon, TX Plano, TX Port Isabel, TX Richardson, TX San Antonio, TX Shavano Park, TX South Padre Island, TX Sugar Land, TX Texarkana, TX Westlake, TX Moab, UT Park City, UT Salt Lake City, UT South Salt Lake, UT Burlington, VT Montpelier, VT Alexandria, VA Blacksburg, VA Charlottesville, VA Covington, VA Newport News, VA Norfolk, VA Portsmouth, VA Richmond, VA Salem, VA Virginia Beach, VA Williamsburg, VA Auburn, WA Bainbridge Island, WA Battle Ground, WA Bellevue, WA Bellingham, WA Bremerton, WA Burien, WA Camas, WA Carnation, WA Clyde Hill, WA Coupeville, WA Edmonds, WA Everett, WA Ferndale, WA Issaquah, WA Kirkland, WA Lacey, WA Lake Forest Park, WA Lynnwood, WA Olympia, WA Pacific, WA Redmond, WA Renton, WA Sammamish, WA Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA Snoqualmie, WA Spokane, WA Tacoma, WA Tukwila, WA Tumwater, WA Vancouver, WA Washougal, WA Yarrow Point, WA Fayetteville, WV Morgantown, WV Oak Hill, WV Shepherdstown, WV Ashland, WI Bayfield, WI Evansville, WI Fitchburg, WI Greenfield, WI Kenosha, WI La Crosse, WI Madison, WI Menomonie, WI Milwaukee, WI New Berlin, WI Oshkosh, WI Racine, WI River Falls, WI Stevens Point, WI Superior, WI Washburn, WI Waukesha, WI Wauwatosa, WI West Allis, WI Jackson, WY